During my first couple university years, Lipton’s Side Kicks made a regular appearance on my dinner table.
From Asian noodles to cheesy linguine, I felt like I was making a gourmet meal when all I was really doing was opening up a bag and boiling a pot of water. But they were delicious, fast, and cheap, what more could a first year university student living away from home for the first time want?
Now I still indulge my early twenties self now and then with a package of gourmet noodles, but this cheesy orzo with peas tastes even better, has only 6 ingredients, and is just as easy.
And you can pronounce all the ingredients – orzo, peas, butter, cheese, and milk. Got it? That’s all it takes to make this grown up take on the classic mac and cheese.
This dish is great on it’s own, great as a side, and great straight from the pot too. My only mistake was not making a double batch.