One Pot Vegan Creamy Spinach Orzo

1 tbsp olive oil (plus extra for serving)
3 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
500g Profusion Chickpea Orzo
500ml vegetable stock
225g vegan cream cheese
¼ tsp black pepper (plus extra for serving)
½ tsp onion powder
Salt, to taste
60g spinach
1 tsp lemon juice
Sprinkle of fresh dill, chopped, for serving

1. Place a large pan on a medium heat and add the olive oil. Add the garlic and saute for about a minute.
2. Stir in the orzo and vegetable stock. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to medium-low. Cover the pan and let simmer for 6-8 minutes or until the orzo is cooked. Drain the orzo.
3. Stir the cream cheese, onion powder, pepper and salt into the cooked orzo. Reduce the heat to low.
4. Fold in the spinach a handful at a time, then cover the pan until it has wilted.
5. Mix in the lemon juice. If the sauce is too thick, add a little veggie stock or vegan milk to thin it out to your desired consistency.
6. Serve and top with an extra drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of fresh dill – a delicious and easy mid-week meal that’s full of plant-based protein!

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