How to Make Orzo With Roasted Vegetables

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How to Make Orzo With Roasted Vegetables Recipe
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Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Gather your vegetables.

Gather your vegetables.

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Thinly slice red pepper and place in a large bowl.

Thinly slice red pepper and place in a large bowl.

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Do the same for the yellow pepper.

Do the same for the yellow pepper.

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Chop the eggplant into chunks and add to the peppers.

Chop the eggplant into chunks and add to the peppers.

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Chop red onion and add to the bowl.

Chop red onion and add to the bowl.

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Dump vegetables in a roasting pan or large baking dish and drizzle olive oil on top.

Dump vegetables in a roasting pan or large baking dish and drizzle olive oil on top.

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Add 1 tsp minced garlic.

Add 1 tsp minced garlic.

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Mix well.

Mix well.

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Place pan in oven and bake for 20 minutes.

Place pan in oven and bake for 20 minutes.

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While vegetables are roasting, cut 10-12 basil leaves into thin strips.

While vegetables are roasting, cut 10-12 basil leaves into thin strips.

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Set aside.

Set aside.

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At 20 minutes, remove vegetables from oven and flip using a spatula. Return pan to oven and bake an additional 20 minutes.

At 20 minutes, remove vegetables from oven and flip using a spatula. Return pan to oven and bake an additional 20 minutes.

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While vegetables are roasting the second time, boil orzo for 9 minutes.

While vegetables are roasting the second time, boil orzo for 9 minutes.

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Squeeze the juice from 1 lemon (approx 1/2 cup.)

Squeeze the juice from 1 lemon (approx 1/2 cup.)

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Add 1/2 cup of olive oil and stir well.

Add 1/2 cup of olive oil and stir well.

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Ideally, you would slice your feta cheese into bit-sized chunks, but if you are in a pinch, you can use crumbled feta instead.

Ideally, you would slice your feta cheese into bit-sized chunks, but if you are in a pinch, you can use crumbled feta instead.

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When orzo is done cooking, drain water and add pasta to a large bowl.

When orzo is done cooking, drain water and add pasta to a large bowl.

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Remove vegetables from oven.

Remove vegetables from oven.

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Add roasted vegetables.

Add roasted vegetables.

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Add feta cheese.

Add feta cheese.

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Add lemon and oil mixture.

Add lemon and oil mixture.

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Add basil. Stir well. Add salt and pepper if desired.

Add basil. Stir well. Add salt and pepper if desired.

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Serve and enjoy (hot or cold!)

Serve and enjoy (hot or cold!)

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A special thanks to Debbie Arco who introduced this dish to me and shared her recipe. To see the original recipe, visit www.barefootcontessa.com/reciā€¦.

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