Orzo with Zucchini and Tomato Recipe

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Leonard
Leonard January 12, 2021
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How To Make Orzo with Zucchini and Tomato

Like any other pasta, orzo gives a delicious dish when cooked with zucchini and tomato. For the best experience, sprinkle with grated cheese on top!

Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
Serves:

Ingredients

  • 5ozorzo pasta,uncooked
  • ½large zucchini,¼-inch dice
  • 1small plum or campari tomato,diced
  • 2garlic cloves,smashed and finely chopped
  • 1tbspextra virgin olive oil
  • kosher salt and fresh pepper,to taste
  • ¼cupparmesan or pecorino,fresh grated

Instructions

  1. Cook pasta in large pot of salted water as directed for al dente.

  2. Reserve about ½ cup of liquid before draining. Drain orzo in a colander and add the oil to the pot.

  3. Saute garlic for about 1 minute until fragrant. Add the zucchini and tomatoes, season with salt and pepper, and mix well. Cook for about 3 to 4 minutes until tender.

  4. Add the cooked orzo and stir to combine all. Add some of the reserved liquid as needed so pasta isn’t dry.

  5. Add freshly grated cheese and stir.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 209.70kcal
  • Fat: 6.48g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.13g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 3.23g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.66g
  • Carbohydrates: 29.16g
  • Fiber: 1.79g
  • Sugar: 2.35g
  • Protein: 8.66g
  • Cholesterol: 6.32mg
  • Sodium: 236.99mg
  • Calcium: 129.27mg
  • Potassium: 230.63mg
  • Iron: 0.79mg
  • Vitamin A: 28.24µg
  • Vitamin C: 9.29mg
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