It was good, but not outstanding. To justify the expense and time you expend making this dish, it needs to be outstanding, and this missed the mark. I'm not sure what's missing honestly. Maybe the crunch of nuts, as another reviewer suggested. I did find I needed to salt this quite liberally, perhaps there's just too much pasta here? I don't know, something was not perfect. A bite of the caramelized onions with a bite of the blue cheese before I added the ingredients all in together was heavenly though, so there's nothing wrong with the mixture of flavors here (provided you like both blue cheese and caramelized onions). If I were to ever try again, I'm dead certain of one thing: I'd not use orzo. I'd use rice or any other shape of pasta. The orzo was extremely annoying. You know how when you drain pasta there's always 3 or 4 noodles stuck to the pot? Imagine that, only instead of 3 or 4 large noodles, it's 40 or 50 rice-sized ones for you to scrape out by hand later so you don't clog up the dishwasher! Rice or farfalle for sure if I were to try again, though that's nothing against the recipe, can't judge it down because I thought the pasta was a pain :) Thanks for the recipe, we enjoyed eating it!
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It was good, but not outstanding. To justify the expense and time you expend making this dish,...