Orzo with Summer Vegetables Recipe

Looking for an easy Orzo with summer vegetables recipe? Learn how to make Orzo with summer vegetables using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by untalentedfool

Makes 4 servings



from http://www.thekitchn.com/thekitchn/quick-weeknight-meals-2009/olgas-orzo-with-summer-vegetables-and-bacon-quick-weeknight-meals-recipe-contest-2009-095919

Recipe Ingredients for Orzo with summer vegetables

1 cup orzo
1/2 white onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, sliced
3 green zucchini, diced
1/4 teaspoon of red pepper flakes, depending on your tolerance for heat
1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1 cup arugula
6 g Basil
1 salt and pepper to taste
8 teaspoons Parmesan cheese

Recipe Directions for Orzo with summer vegetables

  1. 1) Bring to a boil 4 cups of salted water. Add orzo and cook for about 10 minutes.

  2. 2) Meanwhile, heat a skillet. Add bacon and cook for 2 minutes.

  3. 3) Add onion and garlic and cook for 2 more minutes.

  4. 4) Add zucchini and red pepper flakes, mix, cover the skillet with a lid and cook for 4 minutes, stirring once or twice.

  5. 5) Add tomatoes, cooked & drained orzo, arugula and basil.

  6. 6) Mix everything together, adjust the flavor with salt & pepper and serve.

  7. 7) Optional: add Parmesan cheese on top.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 232.9g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
208
Calories from Fat
19
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
2.1g
3%
Saturated Fat
0.7g
4%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
3mg
1%
Sodium
69mg
3%
Potassium
485mg
14%
Total Carbohydrates
39.4g
13%
Dietary Fiber
2.2g
9%
Sugars
3.8g
Protein
8.9g
Vitamin A 14% Vitamin C 50%
Calcium 8% Iron 4%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B+
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • Very low in cholesterol
  • Low in sodium
  • Very high in vitamin C
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