10/29/08

It's 10 pm....what's for lunch for tomorrow?

Last night I came home, ate dinner very quickly and went to the library to study for two hours for the GRE. When I came home I wanted to do something chill and relaxing: why not bake? I had a few zucchinis and decided to bake zucchini bread muffins (will post those tomorrow).

By the time I was done with the muffins, it was 10 pm and I had nothing to take to work for lunch. With a few zucchinis left, I decided to make a quick Orzo With Sauteed Zucchinis, Garlic, Peas and Tomatoes.

Ingredients

1 cup orzo
olive oil
3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
2 zucchinis, peeled and thinly sliced
1 tomato, cubed
fresh thyme
red pepper flakes
1 cup frozen peas
shredded mozzarella cheese

Directions

1. Cook orzo in salted water, adding frozen peas in the last 2 minutes of the cooking process.
2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a separate skillet, add garlic, allowing it to cook for a few minutes. Add zucchini and saute for 4-6 minutes.
3. Season zucchini with salt and pepper, add fresh thyme and red pepper flakes, and add tomatoes in the last minute.
4. Drain orzo and peas and add to the vegetables mixture.
5. Top with mozzarella.

Note: I haven't actually tasted the dish yet, but will have it for lunch today. It smelled great though!

2 comments:

Heather said...

wow! beautiful pictures of the zucchini and squash. this orzo sounds great!

Coffee and Vanilla said...

I have never seen yellow zucchinis here, they looks sooo different and beautiful...