Another recipe discovered while watching the Food Network on a Saturday morning, this one from 5 Ingredient Fix with Claire Robinson. The premise of the show is that each recipe is quick and easy, with five ingredients (plus salt and pepper). I upgraded by adding onion and garlic, then served this tasty side dish with some chicken.
Orzo w/ Zucchini & Feta
adapted from the Food Network
1 cup dried orzo
1 small onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tbsp olive oil
Salt and pepper, to taste
2 medium to large zucchini, quartered lengthwise and sliced
4 oz feta cheese, crumbled
1/2 cup fresh mint leaves, chopped
Bring a pot of water to a boil. Add 1 teaspon of salt and dried orzo. Cook 8 minutes, orzo will be slightly undercooked, and reserve 1 cup pasta water. Drain and set aside.
Meanwhile, heat olive oil in large skillet. Saute onion and garlic 3-5 minutes until soft. Add zucchini and saute 3-5 minutes until slightly soft. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Add cooked orzo and reserved pasta water. Bring to a boil, tossing to mix. Add half of the feta and stir until melted into a sauce. Stir in most of the mint, reserving some for garnish.
Season with additional salt and pepper if desired. Remove from heat and top with remaining feta and mint.