Zucchini Orzotto Recipe

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Zucchini Orzotto
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  1. Prepare orzo per package directions subbing the chicken stock for 2 cups of the water called for. Stoop cooking JUST shy of al dente. Drain pasta, reserving about 1 cup of the liquid, then rinse briefly with hot water to make sure the pasta doesn't stick See Photo. (don't worry about rinsing the starch out and the sauce not sticking to it, like with other hot pasta dishes, that won't be a problem, here)
  2. Melt butter in heavy saucepan(I actually just use the same pan I just cooked the pasta in)
  3. Add shallots and cook about 4 minutes.
  4. Add wine and cream and simmer , stirring occasionally, until thickened, about 7-10 minutes.
  5. Reduce heat to low, add orzo to pan and immediately stir to coat and combine. The pasta will likely absorb all, or most, of the liquid. See Photo
  6. Add zucchini and it's juice and stir, again. See Photo
  7. Add salt and pepper and a lil pasta water, at a time, if needed.
  8. Add cheese.
  9. Put lid on pan and turn off heat. And let rest while finishing rest of meal. Stir once more just before serving.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 305.6 Kcal (1279 kJ)
Calories from fat 189.68 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21.08g 32%
Cholesterol 53.68mg 18%
Sodium 335.43mg 14%
Potassium 290.57mg 6%
Total Carbs 19.62g 7%
Sugars 6.24g 25%
Dietary Fiber 1.88g 8%
Protein 9.79g 20%
Vitamin C 4mg 7%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 3%
Iron 0.4mg 2%
Calcium 145.7mg 15%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 127.87 Kcal (535 kJ)
Calories from fat 79.37 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8.82g 32%
Cholesterol 22.46mg 18%
Sodium 140.36mg 14%
Potassium 121.58mg 6%
Total Carbs 8.21g 7%
Sugars 2.61g 25%
Dietary Fiber 0.79g 8%
Protein 4.1g 20%
Vitamin C 1.7mg 7%
Iron 0.2mg 2%
Calcium 61mg 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 7.5
  • 8

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

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