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Disappearing Zucchini Orzo

Grating zucchini into small cut pasta means it practically disappears! Your kids will gobble this Disappearing Zucchini Orzo up and gain all the nutrients.

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Today I hosted our monthly book club meeting. We always have a themed potluck of dishes that somehow relate to the book we read.

This month’s book was the very inspiring Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver. Part memoir, part journalistic investigation, this book tells the story of how their family was changed by one year of deliberately eating food produced in the place where they live.

Barbara wrote the central narrative; Steven’s sidebars dig deeper into various aspects of food-production science and industry; Camille’s brief essays offer a nineteen-year-old’s perspective on the local-food project, plus nutritional information, meal plans and recipes.

Most of the dishes at the meeting were recipes from the book and they were all delicious! I made this recipe for Disappearing Zucchini Orzo. It was a great way to use up zucchini from my garden!

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Disappearing Zucchini Orzo

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Grating zucchini into small cut pasta means it practically disappears! Your kids will gobble this Disappearing Zucchini Orzo up and gain all the nutrients.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 lb orzo pasta
  • 1 chopped onion
  • garlic to taste
  • 3 large zucchini
  • olive oil
  • thyme
  • oregano
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan

Instructions

  1. Bring 6 cups water or chicken stock to a boil and add pasta. Cook pasta according to package instructions.
  2. Use a cheese grater to shred zucchini, sauté with chopped onion and garlic until lightly golden.
  3. Add spices to zucchini mixture, stir thoroughly, and then remove mixture from heat.
  4. Combine with cheese and cooked orzo, salt to taste, serve cool or at room temperature.

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Nutrition Information
Yield 4 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 301Total Fat 8gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 11mgSodium 234mgCarbohydrates 46gFiber 3gSugar 4gProtein 12g

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