From Kathleen Purvis’ blog I’ll Bite, at obsbite.blogspot.com:
Yes, this is a little bit of letting worlds collide: Orzo is Italian, the tiny, tender pasta that looks a little like large flecks of rice. And bok choy is Asian, with wide green leaves and thicker stalks.
At the Charlotte Regional Farmers' Market, there are Hmong farm families who sell bundles of very tender baby bok choy for a couple of bucks. You can even get roots of freshly pulled ginger. Or you can use the ginger root and bok choy from a supermarket with fine results.
On a recent Saturday night, I got the inspiration to put the ginger, bok choy and orzo together. I ended up with an excellent and easy side dish. It's even good cold, as a pasta salad.
Two worlds, multiple uses. I call that globalizing.
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