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Dressed Up Pastina With Chive Blossoms

This spin on the classic comfort food adds some bright color and flavor!

I love pastina! It warms your soul and is the ultimate comfort food. I like to use orzo but you can use regular pastina or acini pasta as well. With all of these gorgeous chive blossoms blooming in my garden, I had to add them to my pastina for some color and flavor. They look so beautiful on this dish and dress it up while still keeping it simple. 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup orzo
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons Parmigiano-Reggiano 
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/8 cup chives and chive blossoms

Process

  1. Cook orzo in salted boiling water until barely al dente. Drain, but reserve a 1/4 cup of the pasta water. 
  2. Separately in a bowl, beat eggs until there are no lumps. Add pepper and chives.
  3. Pour eggs and a splash of pasta water to the orzo in a pot and stir over medium-low heat for about 5 minutes or until the pastina is to your desired consistency. Taste and add more salt if desired. 
  4. Stir in cheese. You can add more than 2 tablespoons if you like but remember to taste to check how salty it is.
  5. Garnish with chive blossoms. 

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