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Orzo with Gruyere and Garden Vegetables

Posted to: Recipes by Donna Levy on Jan 30, 2017 Orzo with Gruyere and Garden Vegetables

Orzo with Gruyere and Garden Vegetables

Recipe by Donna Levy

Yields 4 servings

4      tablespoons   SALTED BUTTER  

1      each   SHALLOTS, minced

1      tablespoon   GARLIC, chopped  

2      cups   ZUCCHINI, diced

1      cup   GRAPE TOMATOES, halved

14.5   ounces   FIRE ROASTED TOMATOES, canned

2      cup   ORZO PASTA  

3/4    cup   GRUYERE CHEESE, grated

2      tablespoon   FRESH CHIVES, chopped

2      tablespoon   FRESH PARSLEY, chopped

Cooking Instructions

Heat 2 tablespoons butter in saute pan.  Saute shallot and garlic till soft.  Add in zucchini and saute another 4 minutes.  Add grape tomatoes and canned tomatoes.  Reserve vegetable mixture.  Cook orzo according to package directions.  Reserve 1/4 cup of the pasta water.  Combine pasta, reserved water, veggie mixture, cheese and remaining butter.  Toss well.  Adjust seasoning.  Garnish with chopped chives and parsley.