Try This Amazing Orzo Recipe!

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Orzo, a versatile pasta reminiscent of rice grains, serves as the perfect canvas for a symphony of flavors in this delightful dish. Bursting with colorful vegetables, savory herbs, and creamy feta cheese, this orzo recipe offers a harmonious blend of textures and tastes that will leave you craving more. Here’s how to make it.


  • 1 cup of orzo pasta
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 bell pepper, diced (choose your favorite color)
  • 1 zucchini, diced
  • 1 cup of cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup of crumbled feta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • Salt
  • Black pepper


  1. Cook the orzo pasta according to the package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a large skillet or frying pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and chopped onion, and sauté until fragrant and translucent, about 2-3 minutes.
  3. Add the diced bell pepper and zucchini to the skillet. Cook until the vegetables are tender-crisp, about 5 minutes.
  4. Stir in the halved cherry tomatoes and cooked orzo pasta. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld together.
  5. Remove the skillet from heat and gently fold in the crumbled feta cheese and chopped fresh basil. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Transfer the orzo to a serving dish and garnish with chopped fresh parsley and lemon zest, if desired. Serve this amazing orzo recipe as a flavorful side dish or a light main course. Enjoy the burst of colors and flavors in every bite!