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Vegetable orzo

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Ingredients

Preparation time:
15 minutes
Cooking time:
approximately 20 minutes.
Standing time:
2 minutes

Directions

Yield:
1 3/4 cups

Serving size:
1/2 cup

Coat a saucepan with cooking spray. Add corn oil and warm over medium heat. Add garlic and onion; sauté for 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in broth, carrot, salt, and pepper; bring to a boil. Mix in orzo. Reduce heat to low-medium and simmer about 15 minutes, or until orzo is tender. Stir in basil and asparagus then cook 1–2 minutes more, or until liquid is evaporated. Remove from heat and mix in zucchini. Cover and let stand 2 minutes. Toss gently and sprinkle with Asiago.

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 115 calories, Carbohydrates: 16 g, Protein: 6 g, Fat: 3 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Sodium: 345 mg, Fiber: 2 g

Exchanges per serving: 1/2 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 fat. Carbohydrate choices: 1.

This recipe was developed by Tami Ross, a Diabetes Nutrition Specialist and Certified Diabetes Educator in Lexington, Kentucky.

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