Two sick little ones in bed, two breakfast trays busily being filled and ferried from the kitchen table to their beds and two parents with their hands completely full. Those were the main protagonists in our house this weekend. There was not so much cooking involved as my kids didn’t have their appetites for anything but just for a bowl or two of basic soup that I usually cook just for these occasions. Pastina in brodo is the Italian equivalent of the chicken soup that we love to have in bed while sick, only this one doesn’t have chicken but just simply the broth of the pasta itself, extra virgin olive oil and Parmigiano Reggiano.
Pastina in Brodo
- 2 cups water (can also be substituted with different kinds of broth like vegetable, chicken or beef)
- 1/2 cup pastina (any kind of small pasta)
- Extra virgin olive oil
- Parmigiano Reggiano, grated
- Over medium heat, bring a small saucepan with the water to a boil. When it boils, add some salt.
- Pour the pastina in the water then cook according to the number of minutes indicated in the package.
- When it is cooked, drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and sprinkle with the Parmigiano Reggiano.
- Serve hot.