Orzo with Sauteed Vegetables with Roasted almonds

This was supposed to be a side dish, but I turned it into my meal!  Just saute your favorite diced vegetables in a Tbl spoon of butter and add the Orzo and broth and create your signature side dish!

Orzo side dish or meal

Orzo side dish or meal

Orzo With Sauteed Vegetables and Roasted Almonds

1 sweet onion diced
2 cloves garlic minced
1/4 diced red bell pepper
1 stalk celery diced
1 Tbl spoon Butter
3/4 cup Orzo
1 tsp dried Basil

1 can chicken broth
2 thinly sliced green onions
1/4 sliced or slivered almonds
3 Tlb Parmesan cheese

Melt butter in medium sauce pan and add onions, garlic and red pepper.  Cook until onions are soft then add celery cook additional 5 minutes.  Add Orzo, Basil and chicken broth and bring to a boil.  Reduce heat to low and cover.  Cook about 15 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.  While mixture is cooking down, heat small pan over medium heat and roast almonds.
Add roasted almonds, sliced green onions and Parmesan cheese.  Stir to mix and serve.


Vegetables added to Sauce pan

Add a little S&P and it is ready to serve

This was a great tasting healthy dish, loaded with crunch!  It was all I had for dinner tonight and all I needed with leftovers for tomorrow night.

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Comments: 2

  1. Stevers September 7, 2009 at 8:25 pm Reply

    Tried this tonight and its amazing!! Added some chopped carrots and halved grape tomatoes and it was a super duper supper!

    • winterwheat1 September 7, 2009 at 9:18 pm Reply

      This is a dish you can get creative with, I bet with the added vegetable it was great! Thank you for visiting!

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