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Alice's Orzo and Veggie Delight

Alice’s Orzo and Veggie Delight

1 c. multi-color orzo
Olive oil
Herbed butter, you can now buy sticks of butter that have herbs in them
½ c. diced bell peppers, assorted colors-red, orange, yellow
4 oz. mushrooms, sliced
¼ c. chopped onion
6-8 oz. fresh green beans, trimmed
1 container of cherry tomatoes, leave whole
1 (3-oz.) pkg. French-Fried Onions
Juice of ½ lemon
Salt/black pepper

  1. Prepare orzo according to package instructions and set aside.
  2. In large non-stick skillet, drizzle bottom with olive oil and add about 4 T. herb butter over low heat.
  3. When butter is melted, add peppers, onions, and mushrooms. Saute until tender, about 3-5 minutes.
  4. Add green beans and saute another 3-5 minutes.
  5. Season with salt and pepper. Mix well.
  6. Gradually add cooked orzo, spoonful at a time. When you get the ratio you like, add the cherry tomatoes and mix well.
  7. Taste for seasoning. Garnish with the fried onions and squeeze lemon juice all over top.
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