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Orzo and Chard Soup

8 cups Vegetable Or Chicken Broth
6 cloves Garlic, Minced Or Pressed
1 teaspoon Red Chili Flakes
1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
1 cup Orzo, Plain Or Flavored
6 cups Chopped Swiss Chard Leaves Or Spinach
1 whole Lemon
1 cup Parmesan Cheese
6 dashes Red Chili Garlic Sauce


In a large pot, saute the garlic and hot pepper flakes (if using) in olive oil until garlic is just starting to brown. Add broth and bring to a boil. Add orzo; simmer until it is just done (check the directions on the package). Add greens and simmer for 2 minutes more. Remove from heat and stir in the juice of half a lemon; slice the other half into 6 thin rings and set aside. To serve, divide soup among 6 bowls, sprinkle each bowl with Parmesan cheese and place a lemon ring to one side. Drizzle a little chili sauce over part of the lemon ring and serve.

Source: tastykitchen.com