Orzo with Zucchini and Feta
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 20 min.
- 1 cup uncooked orzo pasta
- 1 medium zucchini, cut into 1/4-inch pieces
- 2 tablespoons water
- 3/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
- 4 teaspoons olive oil
- 2 teaspoons dried oregano
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Cook orzo according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a small microwave-safe bowl, combine zucchini and water. Cover and cook on high for 1 minute or until crisp-tender; drain.
- Drain orzo; place in a large bowl. Add the zucchini, feta cheese, oil, oregano, salt and pepper; toss to coat. Serve warm or chilled.
Nutrition Facts1 cup: 216 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 6mg cholesterol, 226mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 9g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 lean meat, 1/2 fat.
Jun 23, 2016
This was just ok for us. I was going to use goat cheese in place of feta, but it just didn't taste right with the pasta. I think if the feta in it, it would have definitely been better. I wound up adding some garlic salt to give it a tad more flavor (especially since I had no feta). I also sauteed the zucchini like a previous reviewer in some oil that had herbs in it already. I think that helped. I'll try this recipe again, and make sure to add the feta. When I do, I'll update my review.
May 10, 2015
Very quick and easy side dish and a little different than the usual. I served it hot as a side for a salmon dinner.
Jul 15, 2010
The recipe was OK, certainly not bad, just kind of blah. I tried sauteing the zucchini in olive oil rather than steaming in microwave to add a little flavor. It took no additional time as I was able to do so while water boiled and pasta cooked.
Feb 1, 2010
This was a simple and delicious dish. Prepping the zucchini in the microwave was a real time-saver. Next time I might lessen the amount of oregano (it was a little overpowering for my taste) but overall this was delicious and I'll definitely be making it again... soon!