Zucchini Orzo

Published June 13, 2013 by fredripsampl

Zucchini Orzo


Prep time: 20 mins
Cook time: COOK 30 mins
Servings: Original recipe makes 4 servings


Light and fresh zucchini and squash side dish. Goes great with chicken or steak! With the leftovers, I added grilled chicken and mozzarella and made fajitas. Delicious!


Ingredients

  • 12 ounces uncooked orzo pasta
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 sweet onion (such as Vidalia®), chopped
  • 1 cup chopped green onion
  • 1 zucchini, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 yellow squash, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

Directions

Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil over high heat. Once the water is boiling, stir in the orzo and lemon juice, and return to a boil. Cook the pasta uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the pasta has cooked through, but is still firm to the bite, about 10 minutes. Drain well in a colander set in the sink. Transfer the orzo to a large saucepan.

Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat, and cook the sweet onion and green onion until the onion is translucent, about 5 minutes; stir in the zucchini and squash, and cook until the squash are tender, about 15 minutes. Stir the cooked vegetables into the orzo; season with parsley, salt, and black pepper to serve.

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