Orzo with Roasted Vegetables Recipe

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I'm on an Ina Garten kick. This dish is delicious. I served it with a grilled pork loin and grilled asparagus but it would go well with lots of different meats or be a great vegetarian dish too!

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Servings: 6 servings
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Ingredients

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  • small eggplant, peeled and 3/4-inch diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, 1-inch diced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, 1-inch diced
  • 1 red onion, peeled and 1-inch diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/3 cup good olive oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 pound orzo or rice-shaped pasta
  • For the dressing:
  • 1/3 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (2 lemons)
  • 1/3 cup good olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • To assemble:
  • 4 scallions, minced (white and green parts)
  • 1/4 cup pignolis (pine nuts), toasted
  • 3/4 pound good feta, 1/2-inch diced (not crumbled)
  • 15 fresh basil leaves, cut into julienne

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Toss the eggplant, bell peppers, onion, and garlic with the olive oil, salt, and pepper on a large sheet pan. Roast for 40 minutes, until browned, turning once with a spatula.
  3. Meanwhile, cook the orzo in boiling salted water for 7 to 9 minutes, until tender. Drain and transfer to a large serving bowl. Add the roasted vegetables to the pasta, scraping all the liquid and seasonings from the roasting pan into the pasta bowl.
  4. For the dressing, combine the lemon juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper and pour on the pasta and vegetables. Let cool to room temperature, then add the scallions, pignolis, feta, and basil. Check the seasonings, and serve at room temperature.

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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 296g
Recipe makes 6 servings
Calories 443  
Calories from Fat 330 74%
Total Fat 37.41g 47%
Saturated Fat 12.11g 48%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 51mg 17%
Sodium 1763mg 73%
Potassium 537mg 15%
Total Carbs 19.15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 6.0g 20%
Sugars 10.37g 7%
Protein 10.6g 17%
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  • Dena
    August 18, 2012
    Love Ina Gartner..lol... and this sounds so good and healthy.. Can anyone tell me in cups about how much a 1/2 lb. of orzo would work out to be? Thanks! Look forward to making this!! Dena :)

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