Stovetop Orzo Medley Recipe

Stovetop Orzo Medley is a flavorful and nutritious dish made with orzo pasta, vegetables, and herbs. This dish is quick and easy to prepare, making it perfect for a weeknight dinner. The orzo pasta is cooked until tender and then combined with sautéed vegetables like bell peppers, zucchini, and cherry tomatoes. Fresh herbs like basil and parsley add a burst of freshness to the dish. Serve this delicious orzo medley as a main course or as a side dish with grilled chicken or fish.

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Ingredients for Stovetop Orzo Medley Recipe

  • 0.13 cup Orzo Pasta
  • 1/4 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1/4 cloves Cloves Garlic, Minced
  • 0.13 Bell Pepper, Diced
  • 0.13 Zucchini, Diced
  • 0.13 cup Cherry Tomatoes, Halved
  • As required Salt And Pepper To Taste
  • 0.13 teaspoon Dried Oregano
  • 0.13 teaspoon Dried Thyme
  • 1/4 tablespoon Fresh Basil, Chopped
  • 1/4 tablespoon Fresh Parsley, Chopped
  • as required Grated Parmesan Cheese Or Crumbled Feta Cheese For Garnish

Directions: Stovetop Orzo Medley Recipe

Cooking Directions

  • STEP 1.In a large pot, bring salted water to a boil and cook the orzo pasta according to package instructions. Drain and set aside.
  • STEP 2.In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add minced garlic and sauté for a minute until fragrant.
  • STEP 3.Add diced bell peppers, zucchini, and halved cherry tomatoes to the skillet. Cook for about 5 minutes until the vegetables are tender.
  • STEP 4.Season the vegetables with salt, pepper, and dried herbs like oregano and thyme. Stir well to combine.
  • STEP 5.Add the cooked orzo pasta to the skillet and toss everything together. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes to heat through.
  • STEP 6.Remove from heat and stir in freshly chopped basil and parsley. Taste and adjust the seasoning if needed.
  • STEP 7.Serve the Stovetop Orzo Medley as a main course or as a side dish. It pairs well with grilled chicken or fish.
  • STEP 8.Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Cooking Tips

  • You can customize the vegetables in this orzo medley based on your preference. Try adding mushrooms, spinach, or artichoke hearts.
  • For added protein, you can stir in cooked chickpeas or grilled shrimp to the orzo medley.
  • To make this dish vegan, use vegetable broth instead of chicken broth and omit any cheese garnish.

Storage and Serving

  • Serve the Stovetop Orzo Medley hot or at room temperature.
  • Garnish with grated Parmesan cheese or crumbled feta cheese for extra flavor.
  • This dish can be served as a main course for a vegetarian meal or as a side dish with grilled chicken or fish.
  • Leftovers can be reheated in the microwave or on the stovetop. Add a splash of water or broth to prevent drying out.
Nutrition
value
214
calories per serving
5 g Fat13 g Protein39 g Carbs15 g FiberOther

Current Totals

  • Fat
    5g
  • Protein
    13g
  • Carbs
    39g
  • Fiber
    15g

MacroNutrients

  • Carbs
    39g
  • Protein
    13g
  • Fiber
    15g

Fats

  • Fat
    5g

Vitamins & Minerals

  • Calcium
    22mg
  • Iron
    4mg
  • Vitamin A
    68mcg
  • Vitamin B1
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B2
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B3
    2mg
  • Vitamin B6
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B9
    31mcg
  • Vitamin B12
    0mcg
  • Vitamin C
    23mg
  • Vitamin E
    < 1mg
  • Copper
    1mcg
  • Magnesium
    87mg
  • Manganese
    < 1mg
  • Phosphorus
    314mg
  • Selenium
    2mcg
  • Zinc
    4mg
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. All nutritional information presented are estimates and not meant to substitute professional dietary advice or treatment
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Recipe By Slurrp