Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

My aunt got this recipe years and years ago from a recipe exchange train, and I so love this dish. It is absolutely delicious. It is great for almost anything from a side dish, a snack, potlucks, picnics, and so on.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large saucepan, bring 4 cups of broth to a boil, cook orzo over medium heat for about 10 minutes.
  2. In a large skillet, add oil and all the veggies, garlic and spices, sauté for a couple of minutes, add 1/2 cup of broth and cook about 4 minutes.
  3. Drain orzo, place in a serving bowl and add in veggies and toss to combine.
  4. Sprinkle grated cheese on top, optional.
  5. Note: to make this a vegetarian dish, substitute the chicken broth for a veg broth.


Most Helpful

I jsut opened a new restaurant and this was a very well liked special added

rnphelp May 25, 2009

This was made as much for my son & DIL (who are, for the most part, vegetarians) so I did substitute vegetable broth for the listed chicken broth! Also used 2/3 each of a red, a gree & a yellow bell pepper (mostly for the color), & this salad was both easy to prepare & tasty! [Tagged, made & reviewed for one of my adoptees in the current Pick-A-Chef]

Sydney Mike September 29, 2008

So YUMMY and pretty! I sought out help from our wonderful Zaar community to find a side dish to serve with Recipe #461865, it was outstanding! I used yellow & red bell peppers for a very colorful presentation.

Chicagoland Chef du Jour October 02, 2011

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