Posted: 7/13/2011 5:17:02 PM
I used ground Italian sausage instead of meatballs and my family enjoyed this dish! I also left out the tomatoes, because I am the only one who eats them - I just add fresh diced tomatoes to my own plate.
We will make this again
Posted: 6/16/2011 7:08:29 PM
I used 1 cup of fresh diced green pepper and 1/2 cup of diced frozen onion. I also had to add a little extra liquid near the end of cooking time as the orzo was beginning to stick to the pan. Otherwise, it was really good. My husband and I and 2 of our 3 kids liked it.
Posted: 5/21/2011 5:52:49 PM
Very easy. Everyone in my house liked it. I made one change, I used one cup of diced tomatoes instead of the fresh one.
Posted: 5/17/2011 6:09:45 PM
Why is okay for all of you to jump on the band wagon complaining about someone else's response to the sodium content? Some of us have to watch our sodium intake due to medical issues. Isn't it more important to share ideas and perhaps learn from each other? Not sure if your responses were meant to be ugly or not, but truly sounded unkind!
Posted: 5/10/2011 3:28:47 PM
I am with the others - when I click a "review" tab I would think I would be getting reviews about the recipe rather than someone commentary on sodium intake, etc. People need to either review the recipe they prepared or stay off of this site!!
Posted: 5/10/2011 8:04:25 AM
You can easily use lower sodium broth and make your own meatballs and control the amount of salt. I, too, would just like to hear whether people like the recipe or not.
Posted: 5/9/2011 9:06:32 PM
I totally agree with gidgetgad. People are capable of making their own dietary decisions when it comes to recipes like this one and many others. Everyone is entitled to their opinion. However, when there are comments about sodium, fat, and/or calorie content in the negative context, it only turns people off from trying anything new.
As for me, personally, I will definitely try it, regardless of the salt content.
Posted: 5/9/2011 4:01:29 PM
Okay so we all get it - many people out there watch their sodium, calories, fat, carbs, blue food, yellow food, etc. etc. etc. I don't really want to go to the reviews to read a complaint about it; I want to read a review of whether you liked it or not AFTER you made it and ate it! WE CAN READ for ourselves what the nutritional values (or lack thereof) are.
Posted: 5/9/2011 3:31:34 PM
The recipe sounds yummy and easy. However the salt content is almost allowed for the whole day. Your site is not the only one with recipes with high sodium content, when everyone is preaching to drop the amount of salt.