Advertisement

Budget Recipe: Orzo Vegetable Pilaf

Orzo Vegetable Pilaf

Orzo Vegetable Pilaf

This is one of my favorite go-to meals. You can have it on the table in 30 minutes and it is so good for you! My daughter and I love meatless meals...especially any kind of pasta/veggie combination!

1 - Cook 1 box orzo pasta as directed (we like to cook our pasta about 2 minutes less than what the package says...no mushy pasta!!). Drain, rinse well and set aside. This may be the only time you'll ever see me tell you to rinse your pasta!

2 - While pasta is cooking dice 1 zucchini, 1 yellow squash, 1 carrot, 1 small onion, 1 small package button mushrooms and 2-3 cloves garlic. Heat a couple of tablespoons of olive oil in a large skillet and cook the veggies to your desired tenderness. We like our veggies cooked well...no crunchy veggies in this house! Drain 1 can of cannellini beans (or any kind of white beans) and add to the vegetables. Turn heat down to low.

3 - Add the pasta to the veggies and mix well. Add about 1/4 - 1/2 cup of chicken broth and 2 big tablespoons of Smart Balance Butter Spread. Mix well and let hang out over low heat for about 5 - 10 minutes or until the broth is almost abosrbed but not dry. Add salt and pepper to taste, mix well and serve immediately with lots of freshly grated Parmesan Cheese!

Pasta - $1.19
Zuccini - $0.50 (farmers market)
Yellow Squash - $0.50 (farmers market)
Yellow Onion - $0.25 (farmers market)
Carrot - $0.20
Beans - $0.69
Mushrooms - $1.27
Garlic, cheese, broth and seasoning - $1.50 (appx)

Total: $5.60 for a huge skillet that fed my daughter and I for dinner, lunch for both of us the next day and dinner again for me! To save time chopping, I have also done this with pre-chopped frozen vegetable blends. I mix it up all the time...no two vegetable combinations are the same. This is also a great way to use leftover veggies!

Views: 7

Comment

You need to be a member of Mom Bloggers Club to add comments!

Join Mom Bloggers Club

ADVERTISEMENT

MBC CUTIES

Our current cutie was uploaded by Katka Konecna RiveraUpload a photo of your cutie. They may be featured here. See all of the cuties.

Our Latest Food, Travel & Lifestyle Posts

How Candles Can Uplift Your Mood and Décor

Candles in your home can instantly make you happier and more peaceful when your mood needs a little adjusting and can also make your living area look fabulous at the same time. Candles with various fragrances can also put you in a better mood through aromatherapy. Just think about vanilla…

5 Occasions to Send Flowers to Your Mom Other Than on Mother’s Day

There are few gifts one can receive than a fresh bouquet of flowers. It even goes without saying that Mother’s Day is one of the leading occasions when flowers are gifted to mothers all over the world. Everything from beautiful bouquets of roses to orchids to brilliant sunflowers brighten any mom’s special…

Advertisement

ADVERTISEMENT

VISIT THESE BLOGGERS

ADVERTISE

© 2016   Created by Mom Bloggers Club.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service