Ingredients for 2
500 gr. diced beef steak
3 cups of orzo pasta
2 tbsp of tomato sauce + a pinch of sugar
salt and pepper
Lay your cubes in the frying pan with olive oil and cook for 5 minutes, steering, or until it becomes brown-ish. Add hot water and boil on medium heat. Remove with a spoon the scum created. Stir eventually and let cook for... 1 hour...
For the tomato "sauce" (flavor) I used fresh tomatoes grated, but you can also use canned tomato sauce (pasata). Add the tomato (with a tiny bit of sugar) and more water if necessary and stir occasionally. I don't know exactly how long, I usually get a piece of meat out and try it to see how tender it is.
Season with salt and pepper. Now, not earlier, because apparently salt will harden your meat.
When the meat is soft and tasty, and your over is hot, add the kritharaki (orzo pasta). How much is up to you, I usually do it be eye but today used a cup to measure, I used almost 3 cups, but we were hungry...
I also added some feta cheese.
Put it in the oven for about 10 minutes.
Stir if necessary.
Pictures unfortunately don't do justice to this really tasty dish.
Let me know if you would like to try it (and don't understand my "recipe", which I probably wouldn't)