Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

Pasta and veggies, two of my favorite things. This is really quick and tasty. It says that it will serve 6 and thats true if those 6 people are happy with a one cup serving. I serve it with a big green salad, a chicken breast half for each person and crusty bread.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 6 ounces orzo pasta (rice-shaped pasta)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 (9 ounce) packages frozen chopped broccoli, thawed*
  • 12 cup Italian style breadcrumbs
  • 12 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups coarsely chopped tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar


  1. Cook orzo to desired doneness as directed on package. Drain; cover to keep warm.
  2. Meanwhile, heat oil in large skillet over medium heat until hot. Add garlic and broccoli; cook and stir 3 minutes. Stir in bread crumbs and salt; cook 1 minute.
  3. Stir in tomatoes and vinegar. Cook 1 to 2 minutes or until tomatoes are warm, stirring occasionally. Stir in cooked orzo. Serve warm.


Most Helpful

I really loved this - breadcrumbs and all! It does have an interesting combination of flavors that I enjoy. I made exactly as stated. I love the taste of balsamic vinegar; it's not too overpowering. I will make this again!

Lainey6605 April 04, 2009

This made a great vegetarian dinner. Soquick and easy! I did find that the taste of the vinegar stood out a bit too much and might try balancing it with some other flavors. This was finished off wonderfully with some parmesan cheese.

sofie-a-toast January 25, 2013

Made for a main dish for dinner tonight. Made as directed, though I only used 1 tomato. Very flavorful, and colorful. Made for Cookbook Tag 2011.

weekend cooker January 22, 2012

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