Friday, July 01, 2005

Orzo with Ham and Goat Cheese

Orzo with Ham and Goat Cheese(Adapted from Gourmet)

1 lb orzo
1/2 lb sliced ham, coarsely chopped
1/2 lb mild soft goat cheese, crumbled
5 scallions, thinly sliced

Preheat broiler and lightly oil a flameproof 3-quart shallow baking dish (2 inches deep).

Cook orzo in a 6-quart pot of boiling chicken broth until al dente. Reserve 3/4 cup pasta cooking water, then drain orzo in a colander. Toss hot orzo with remaining ingredients, reserved cooking water, and salt and pepper to taste in a large bowl until cheese is melted.

Transfer orzo mixture to baking dish and broil 2 inches from heat until lightly browned, about 4 minutes.

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