Veggie Orzo: SUPER YUMM!







Summer is in full swing and this is the perfect side dish for all your favorite summer dishes!

This recipe includes some og the great summer veggies: peppers, mushrooms, spinach.  Combine that with orzo and Parmesan and you have a wonderful dish that goes well with everything!  I served it with great grilled steaks, but it would be good with chicken, fish, even grilled shrimp.








Orzo with Veggies and Spinach

1 cup uncooked orzo pasta (you can use whole wheat orzo if you can find it)

1 each medium sweet orange, red and yellow pepper, chopped

1 cup sliced mushrooms (I used Baby Bellas)

1 TBSP olive oil

3 garlic cloves, minced

2 cups fresh baby spinach

1/2 tsp Italian seasoning

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 tsp pepper

1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Cook pasta according to package directions.  Cook the peppers and mushrooms in oil in large skillet over medium heat until tender.  Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer.  Add the spinach, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper; cook and stir 1-2 minutes longer or just until spinach is wilted.  Drain pasta.  Add pasta and cheese to skillet; heat through.  Serves 5.


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