Zucchini Orzo

Zucchini Orzo 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

Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

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Time Details

    PREP : 20 mins

    COOK : 30 mins

    TOTAL : 50 mins

    SERVING : 4

    YIELD : 4 servings

  • 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.

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  • 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.

Per Serving: 408 calories; protein 13.3g; carbohydrates 72.4g; fat 8.2g; sodium 14.3mg.