Five minutes after adding the meatballs, add the orzo and kale.
I did not have bread crumbs or Parmesan cheese, which is wha the original recipe I found called for adding to the meatballs, but I did have Asiago cheese. The result was very good, but I would also try with the traditional recipe in the future. I would also say I would add the spices before mixing the meat with my hands in the meatballs, so everything would be more integrated, if making again. The recipe would be improved with the spices of raw oregano and basil, and in the future I would add these. I didn’t add basil because I was possibly thinking of sending some over to be enjoyed by my parents, and my Mamma is particularly not into strong basil flavor.
As a whole the recipe was very successful, and I totally intend on making again! Warms ya up on these cold nights!
I have been trying to make a soup every week and I find I am enjoying mastering these recipes which I only have in the past had access to at a store, restaurant or bastardized through a can!