1 tsp olive oil (could omit)
 1/4 c sherry or apple juice (I used apple juice)
 1/2 onion, minced
 2 cloves garlic, minced
 1/2 c chopped red bell pepper
 4 c fresh or canned plum tomatoes, chopped
 1 c vegetable broth
 1/2 c orzo
 fresh basil, chopped (can't remember the exact measurement, so to taste)
 Saute onion, garlic & bell pepper in olive oil & sherry/apple juice till 
 soft. Add tomatoes and veg. broth and bring to a boil. Simmer 7 minutes. 
 Add orzo and simmer another 10 minutes. Stir in basil before serving. 
 Makes: 4 servings