When I was a youngin’ growing up in Florida I remember eating tons of kohlrabi, chicken wings (always with a pot of Frank’s!), kale and pasta with parmesan. Simpsons playing on the TV in the background.
Kohlrabi seems like such a random thing! I realized today I hadn’t eaten one in years, so I picked it up, along with some red chard, and decided to have a go. At home I had a little leftover red wine, so I cooked the diced kohlrabi in olive oil, red wine and garlic until it was almost done. Then I added the red chard and cooked for a few more minutes. Once the vegetables were cooked I added the cooked orzo and a few squirts of lemon juice, but the mixture seemed too red! The kale was originally an addition just to add some color, but I think it really made the dish. Seasoned only with sea salt.
I’m a big believer in pastas that are more vegetable than pasta!