Prep Time:
6 Mins
Cook Time:
12 Mins
4 servings (serving size: 3/4 cup)

Dig into a warm bowl of fresh-cooked orzo topped with mushrooms and zucchini and seasoned to perfection. Orzo is a great middle ground between rice and pasta.

How to Make It

Step 1

Cook orzo according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain and keep warm.

Step 2

While orzo cooks, heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add mushrooms and zucchini; sauté 6 minutes or until tender and browned.

Step 3

Combine orzo, mushroom mixture, and remaining ingredients in a large bowl, tossing gently.

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Ratings & Reviews

grebilb's Review

May 18, 2013
Used brown rice instead of orzo. Pretty bland overall - and that's after I tried to boost the flavor by cooking the rice in chicken broth, adding garlic to the zucchini and doubling the amount of oregano. Easy recipe and I might try it again with other additions/seasonings - but the recipe as is isn't all that good.

Imwalle's Review

May 02, 2011
Needs a good amount of salt! I can understand how people don't LOVE this dish.. not a lot of flavor, but I'd probably make it again because it was so easy to make.

danielle71's Review

March 29, 2011
I cooked three minced cloves of garlic with the mushrooms and zucchini and used fresh oregano instead of the dried oregano and it was really delicious!

ChefGirl's Review

February 10, 2010
My husband and I both liked this side dish. I served it with the Balsamic Chicken and Roasted Tomato dish. I left out the mushrooms, because I didn't have any. It needed a little something extra, so I grated some fresh Parmesan cheese in.

Susie1's Review

June 21, 2009
Not very favorful. Needs more taste. Probably would add some fat free Itailian dressing next time. I used green beans and jarred roasted red peppers instead of mushrooms and zucchini and even used some juice from the red pepper jar. Still was very bland.