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Orzo with Fresh Vegetables

A whole grain, vegetarian side that's hearty and delicious, from the Biggest Loser Resort.

per 1/2-cup serving: 124 calories
Yield: Serves 5


  • 1 cup dry orzo
  • 3 cups water
  • ¼ cup chopped asparagus
  • ¼ cup roasted peppers
  • ¼ cup diced red onion
  • ½ cup broccoli flowerets
  • ¼ cup sliced cherry tomatoes
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon soy butter, Earth Balance®
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper


  1. In a pot bring 3 cups of water to a boil. Add the orzo and cook until “ Al dente."
  2. Drain and put in a mixing bowl. Add everything except for the asparagus and broccoli. Mix together.
  3. Steam the broccoli and asparagus (asparagus for 3 minutes, and broccoli for 5 minutes). Add to the orzo, mix and serve.

Serve with Lobster Stuffed Crab

Source: Biggest Loser Resort

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looks yummy!

posted Dec 8th, 2010 6:10 pm


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