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Vegetarian Lime Orzo

Vegetarian Lime Orzo

  • Prep

    35 m
  • Cook

    17 m
  • Ready In

    52 m
mexicanvegetarian026

mexicanvegetarian026

I came up with this recipe while at a friend's house but decided to make it vegetarian. The hearty vegetables and fresh lime juice make it delicious and certain to please vegetarians and meat-eaters alike.

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  • Calories:
  • 535 kcal
  • 27%
  • Fat:
  • 12.3 g
  • 19%
  • Carbs:
  • 87.4g
  • 28%
  • Protein:
  • 20.9 g
  • 42%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 11 mg
  • 4%
  • Sodium:
  • 675 mg
  • 27%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Stir in the garlic and orzo pasta; cook and stir until pasta turns a light, golden color, about 5 minutes. Stir in zucchini and carrots; cook until vegetables soften, about 2 minutes. Stir in the tomatoes, vegetable broth, Italian seasoning, and basil. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Reduce heat to medium. Cover, and simmer until almost all liquid is absorbed, about 10 minutes. Stir in the green onions, parsley, lime zest, and lime juice. Remove from heat, cool slightly, and serve sprinkled with Parmesan cheese.
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Lucy
41

Lucy

5/18/2009

This recipe was o.k. It was kinda bland. I followed recipe to the T. However, I may try this again..But, my way. Its a good concept. So, I am rating the recipe as is. To stomp out the confusion..you are to use UNCOOKED Orzo in the first step. You are "toasting" the Orzo. So, make sure your heat isnt on High and your watching it. Because, you dont want it to get too browned or burnt.

slugmaiden
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slugmaiden

8/8/2007

I made this recipe but instead of using orzo as the pasta I left that out and served the sauce over angel hair pasta. It was delish!! I also like a little more kick so instead of stewed tomatoes I used tomatoes and chilis in a can. I'll be making this again.

MelAdAnnie
21

MelAdAnnie

8/16/2007

This recipe was really yummy and we had fun making it. Some things we did differently were add shrimp and use chicken broth instead of veggie broth just because thats all we had on hand. The step about the orzo confused me, I take instructions very literally, did it mean cooked orzo? At any rate, we continued the recipe as instructed minus the orzo step and added the cooked orzo and shrimp at the end and stirred it up into one yummy "stew". ;)

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