James Carrier
Makes 4 to 6 servings

How to Make It

Step 1

In a 5- to 6-quart pan over high heat, bring about 3 quarts water to a boil. Add orzo and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender to bite, 7 to 12 minutes. Drain, reserving 1 1/2 cups pasta-cooking water. Return orzo to pan.

Step 2

Meanwhile, heat oil in a 10- to 12-inch frying pan over medium heat. Add garlic; stir until fragrant but not brown, 1 to 2 minutes. Add chili flakes and broccoli rabe; stir 3 to 4 minutes. Add 1 cup of reserved water; simmer until greens are tender to bite, 6 to 8 minutes.

Step 3

Add broccoli rabe mixture to orzo with ricotta, olives, and remaining 1/2 cup reserved water; mix, adding salt and pepper to taste.

Ratings & Reviews

KristenJB's Review

June 28, 2012
Very bland! Will not make again!

TSchnath's Review

September 07, 2011
no taste, did not like.

JulieHayward's Review

July 21, 2011
Found this dish to be rather bland although not unpleasant.