My husband went out golfing after work so I got to sneak in a little pasta for dinner! As I have mentioned before, he is not a fan!
Lately, I have been seeing Orzo recipes left and right. I don't usually think to buy it for some reason. I remembered to pick some up the last time I went to the market. I thought it would be great tossed with some fresh veggies from my garden. I went out and found a zucchini and a few peas were ready for picking. I also grabbed 2 kinds of basil.
For this recipe you will need:
8 oz cooked Orzo
1-2 small zucchini, thinly sliced
1/2 cup fresh peas
1/2 cup red bell peppers,thinly sliced
1/2 cup diced tomato
2 tbsp chopped basil
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp butter
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp white pepper
1/4 grated Parmesan
1/2 cup bread crumbs
Add in the zucchini, peas, peppers, basil and lemon juice. Saute for about 5 minutes. Add the diced tomato and remove from heat. Add the Orzo and toss.
In another skillet, heat the olive oil on medium heat. Add the breadcrumbs and brown. Stirring constantly. Watch that is doesn't burn!
Top the pasta with Parmesan and bread crumbs. Serve Warm. I loved the fresh, uncomplicated flavors of this dish.