Orzo with Vegetables

This is a nice and tasty Italian dish. You can also serve this cold like a salad. Just add all ingredients together and drizzle with garlic infused olive oil.

Ingredients:

1 pound orzo pasta

2 tablespoons of olive oil
1 bunch fresh asparagus cut into inch long pieces
1 cup sliced yellow onion
1 red bell pepper sliced
4 whole carrots chopped

2 heads broccoli chopped

1 tablespoon minced garlic

1 teaspoon chopped parsley

2 teaspoons chopped basil

1/2 teaspoon chopped oregano

salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

Cook pasta according to package directions then drain.

In a skillet over medium heat saute the onion until brown. Add the broccoli and carrots. Cook until semi soft. Add the peppers, garlic, basil, oregano and asparagus and cook for 3 minutes. Combine pasta, vegetables and parsley. Salt and pepper to desired taste.

For an added flair add 1/2 cup of pecorino romano cheese and 12 ounces of chopped grilled salmon cubes.

For gluten free varieties use corn pasta or rice pasta.

Enjoy

Dr. M