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Health Information Library Recipes Whole-wheat orzo with roasted vegetables

Whole-wheat orzo with roasted vegetables

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 cup
Calories 180

Amount Per Serving
Monounsaturated fat 1 g
Saturated fat 1 g
Total fat 4 g
Sodium 260 mg
Cholesterol 8 mg
Dietary fiber 5 g
Protein 8 g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories: 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
Saturated Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300 mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber 25g 30g

Calories per gram:

Fat 9 • Carbohydrate 4 • Protein 4

This dish flips the typical pasta-to-vegetable ratio, combining a small amount of whole-wheat orzo with a whole pan full of sweet roasted vegetables.

Ingredients

(Serves 4)
  • 2 medium zucchini, chopped
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, chopped
  • 4 portobello mushrooms, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup whole-wheat orzo, dry
  • 1/2 teaspoon olive oil
  • 3 cups no-salt-added chicken stock

Directions

Heat oven to 400 F. In a large bowl, combine the zucchini, onion, bell peppers, mushrooms, parsley, garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, oregano, black pepper and salt. Set aside for 10 minutes to marinate. Lightly coat a 10-by-15-inch pan with cooking spray. Arrange vegetables on the pan in a single layer. Roast in the oven for 20 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender. Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, heat the orzo and oil on medium heat. Stir until the pasta is lightly browned. Add the chicken stock; stir frequently. Once the orzo is soft and tender, remove from heat and drain. Add the roasted vegetables to the orzo.

Last Updated: June 29th, 2016