Diabetic Side Dish of the Week – Vegetable Orzo

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This week’s Diabetic Side Dish of the Week is a recipe for Vegetable Orzo. Some of the ingredients you’ll be using to make this week’s recipe; Garlic, Onion, Less Sodium Fat Free Chicken Broth, Carrots, Orzo, Asparagus, Zucchini, Shredded Asiago Cheese and more! The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Vegetable Orzo
Ingredients
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: approximately 20 minutes.
Standing time: 2 minutes

Cooking spray
1 teaspoon corn oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 1/2 cups canned 33% less sodium, fat-free chicken broth
1/4 cup shredded carrot
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 cup orzo
1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
1 cup 1-inch pieces diagonally sliced fresh asparagus
1/4 cup shredded zucchini
2 tablespoons shredded Asiago cheese

Directions
Yield: 1 3/4 cups
Serving size: 1/2 cup

1 – 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
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/main-dishes/vegetable-orzo/

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