Perkster72 March 24, 2006 COMMENT: As for the water thing, my rule of thumb anytime using the crockpot is to make sure there is enough water to cover everything. I have done this recipe twice... Unless you're using a really spicy Kielbasa (which I did and it worked great) this recipe definitely needs some spices. However, I always added a little S & P (Salt & Pepper). Any good cook knows you need some salt to bring out the natural flavors of any food. When I used a regular Kielbasa I added a bayleaf and some parsley. (Parsley & garlic are the two main ingredients in kielbasa!)
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jillzee00 February 14, 2005 REVIEW:
I rated this a 2 because I believe the water amount is off. 4 Quarts? It was weak. I was wondering if it should be 4 cups? My hubby had to save the recipe and "doctor" it up with some spices and such.
CDKitchen Staff Reply: I think I'd have to agree with you - 4qts seems like it would yield a very weak soup given that there are no other spices. But 4 cups doesn't quite seem like enough for the soup since it has 1 1/2 lbs of sausage? Anyone else have ideas?
In Italian, orzo means "barley". It's a small, rice shaped pasta typically made from semolina. It is commonly found in soups or salads but it's grown in popularity and uses over the last few years so you often see it used more like rice such as in risotto or pilafs.