One Pot Eggplant Parmesan Orzo

chop the thyme leaves

finely chop the shallot

mince the garlic

dice the eggplant

chop the sun-dried tomatoes

heat oil over medium, add eggplant

cook for 5 minutes, add more oil if needed

add garlic and shallot, sauté for 2 minutes

stir in pepper, thyme and soy sauce

add orzo

add half of the broth

add tomato paste

add sun-dried tomatoes and the remaining broth

simmer for 10-15 minutes

stir occasionally to prevent orzo from sticking to the skillet

when ready, add lemon juice and Parmesan

top with black pepper, chilli flakes  and thyme leaves