How to make it

  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add orzo and cook to al dente.
  • The idea with the diced vegetables is to dice them quite small, so in every bite you get equal amounts veggies and orzo.
  • Heat extra-virgin olive oil in a skillet, add zucchini, squash, carrots, asparagus, onions and garlic, season with salt, white pepper and black pepper and cook about 5-6 minutes until still slightly crispy. (Time varies based on vegetable size. Don't cook the vegetables until they're soft, or you'll have a mushy texture).
  • Add chic peas and heat through.
  • Toss with herbs, lemon juice, orzo and cheese, adjust salt, white and black pepper, and serve.
  • You can easily control the seasoning - add more white pepper and mint to make it "spicier," or more or less lemon juice to give it an acidic bite.
  • As for consistency, use more goat cheese to make it a creamy dish. Cut the goat cheese entirely and use feta only if you'd rather it not be creamy at all. And, if you're just feeling more cheese, go to town.
  • I like to use 2/3 of a 1 pound box of orzo, but it's really up to you. If you want a higher veggies to pasta ratio, cut back to 1/2 of a box. Add some of the cooked orzo at the end, toss, see how it looks and then add a little more if you like. You can always put more in, you can't take it out once you'd added it.

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    " It was excellent "
    mommyluvs2cook ate it and said...
    Made exact and it was so good! Used feta and tried my best to cut the veggies pretty small. You could easily make this using any veggies to clean out the fridge! Thanks so much! Review as well here in the IMI ------> Orzo Vegetable Medley
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    " It was excellent "
    DetroitTokyo ate it and said...
    oops! I thought I reviewed this back when I posted my pic.. This is delicious! I made it with feta cheese and left out the asparagus (b/c it didn't look very good @ the market) & the chickpeas (b/c I forgot to buy them). I will be making this again, thanks!
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  • chuckieb 7 years ago
    This looks yummy!
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  • pleclare 7 years ago
    Must try!
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  • ethoits 7 years ago
    A 1 lb box is standard, I think. It's really up to you how much to use - sometimes I use less to have more veggies per bite. If I'm making it as a side, that's the route I tend to go. If it's going to be dinner, I usually add more orzo.
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    " It was excellent "
    DetroitTokyo ate it and said...
    what size box of orzo are you referring to? this sounds good!
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