I read the recipe and reviews ahead of time, and saw that the dish was good but a little bland. So I added diced garlic and grated ginger to the orzo as it cooked to provide a savory flavor. Also replaced half-and-half with evaporated milk. And supplemented the mixture with homegrown baby kale and lettuce leaves to provide color, nutrition, and texture. And finally -- added some chopped almonds for protein and crunch. Yum!