Roasted Veggies and Orzo

4.3 of 5 (73)
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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 210.0
  • Total Fat: 6.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 8.0 mg
  • Sodium: 109.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 34.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.8 g
  • Protein: 6.8 g

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A yummy side dish to serve with pork or chicken. A yummy side dish to serve with pork or chicken.
Number of Servings: 4


    4 oz uncooked orzo
    2 cups red peppers, chopped
    2 cups zucchini, sliced
    1 cup cherry tomatoes
    1 tbsp olive oil
    1/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled
    1 medium onion, (2-1/2" dia)
    2 cloves garlic
    1/2 fl oz lemon juice
    2 tbsp basil
    Salt and Pepper


Preheat oven to 425F.
Cook orzo per bag instructions.
Cut up peppers in large chunks. Cut zucchini into large chunks (1-2"). Cut onions into large chunks. Add cherry tomatoes whole. Place all cut veggies on a large cookie sheet or in a casserole dish.
Add olive oil to coat veggies. Season with salt and pepper and minced garlic.
Roast in hot oven for about 30 minutes, stirring often.
Drain orzo and place in large bowl.
Add feta and lemon juice to orzo.
When veggies are done, add them to the orzo and mix well. Add chopped basil and enjoy.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user ANNIEBNANNIE.

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I liked this so much that I made it 2x this weekend. The zucchini was so juicy when cut about 1/3" thick. I didn't use the red peppers this time, but I did add sliced mushrooms and some fresh spinach. To me it was something you would get in a restaurant and was so good you didn't even need meat!! - 4/7/08

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    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    awesome, and to the question of what is orzo here is your answer on what it is.... Orzo (from Latin hordeum, sometimes called Italian rice) is Italian and means "barley," but in common usage in the United States, orzo is understood to mean rice-shaped pasta, slightly smaller than a pine nut. It is f - 10/26/08

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    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Loved it! Will be good hot or cold, winter or summer. Awesome dish! - 3/2/09

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    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Never rated anything before, but I'm making this two nights in a row and my son said oh yeah mom - 2/4/09

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    Very Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This was delicious! I dropped the tomatoes and mixed several zucchini and squash types with asparagus. - 8/6/09