| | | |

Garlicky Orzo with Roasted Vegetables

Garlicky Orzo with Roasted Vegetables

I was roasting a chicken for dinner and wanted a nice healthy side dish to serve with it. I looked through my pantry and refrigerator to see what I had on hand. I found some orzo, garlic, yellow squash, asparagus, red onion, orange bell pepper, and cherry tomatoes. I cooked the orzo per instructions and roasted the veggies then I sautéed them with olive oil, garlic, and a bit of crushed red pepper flakes. I simply seasoned it with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper then served it.  This garlicky orzo with roasted vegetables was light, healthy, filling, and flavorful and it paired nicely with the roasted chicken.

Garlicky Orzo with Roasted Vegetables

How to Make Garlicky Orzo with Roasted Vegetables

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with tin foil then coat with cooking spray.

Dice up the veggies then toss them on the baking sheet. Drizzle with some olive oil then season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste.

Garlicky Orzo with Roasted Vegetables

Place into the oven and roast for 15-20 minutes. Remove from the oven.

While the veggies are roasting, prepare the orzo per instructions. Drain. Place the pot you cooked the orzo in back on the stove over medium heat. Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil, minced garlic, and crushed red pepper flakes then cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Add the orzo and roasted veggies along with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Mix until well combined. Taste and re-season if needed. Serve and enjoy.

Garlicky Orzo with Roasted Vegetables

 

Garlicky Orzo with Roasted Vegetables

Garlicky Orzo with Roasted Vegetables

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • Olive oil
  • 10 spears of asparagus diced
  • 1 yellow squash diced
  • 1 baby orange bell pepper diced
  • ¼ red onion diced
  • Handful of cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1 cup of dry orzo cooked per instructions
  • 2 cloves of garlic minced
  • Dash of crushed red pepper flakes
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with tin foil then coat with cooking spray.
  • Dice up the veggies then toss them on the baking sheet. Drizzle with some olive oil then season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste.
  • Place into the oven and roast for 15-20 minutes.
  • While the veggies are roasting, prepare the orzo per instructions. Drain. Place the pot you cooked the orzo in back on the stove over medium heat. Add a tablespoon of olive oil, minced garlic, and crushed red pepper flakes then cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Add the orzo and roasted veggies along with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Mix until well combined. Taste and re-season if needed. Serve and enjoy.
DID YOU MAKE THIS RECIPE?Tag @4loveofcooking on instagram and hashtag it #4loveofcooking

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Recipe Rating




15 Comments

  1. I made this for a family member who is vegan and it was a hit! I think the key to making this dish great is the roasting. Thank you for sharing this recipe!