Zucchini Lime Risoni

    52 minutes

    Risoni pasta simmered with whole peeled tomatoes, zucchini, garlic and grated lime rind. This delicious vegeterian dish is perfect as a main or a side. Top with Parmesan.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 2 cups risoni pasta
    • 1 zucchini, peeled and grated
    • 1 carrot, peeled and grated
    • 1 (400g) tin whole peeled tomatoes, undrained
    • 440g vegetable stock
    • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
    • 1 teaspoon dried basil leaves
    • salt and black pepper, to taste
    • 1/4 cup diced spring onions
    • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
    • 2 teaspoons grated lime zest
    • 2 tablespoons lime juice
    • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese for topping

    Preparation:35min  ›  Cook:17min  ›  Ready in:52min 

    1. Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Stir in the garlic and risoni pasta; cook and stir until pasta turns a light, golden colour, about 5 minutes. Stir in zucchini and carrots; cook until vegetables soften, about 2 minutes.
    2. Stir in the tomatoes, vegetable stock, Italian seasoning and basil. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Reduce heat to medium. Cover and simmer until almost all liquid is absorbed, about 10 minutes.
    3. Stir in the spring onions, parsley, lime zest and lime juice. Remove from heat, cool slightly then serve sprinkled with Parmesan cheese.

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    This recipe was o.k. It was kinda bland. I followed recipe to the T. However, I may try this again..But, my way. Its a good concept. So, I am rating the recipe as is. To stomp out the confusion..you are to use UNCOOKED Orzo in the first step. You are "toasting" the Orzo. So, make sure your heat isnt on High and your watching it. Because, you dont want it to get too browned or burnt.  -  17 May 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I made this recipe but instead of using orzo as the pasta I left that out and served the sauce over angel hair pasta. It was delish!! I also like a little more kick so instead of stewed tomatoes I used tomatoes and chilis in a can. I'll be making this again.  -  08 Aug 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This recipe was really yummy and we had fun making it. Some things we did differently were add shrimp and use chicken broth instead of veggie broth just because thats all we had on hand. The step about the orzo confused me, I take instructions very literally, did it mean cooked orzo? At any rate, we continued the recipe as instructed minus the orzo step and added the cooked orzo and shrimp at the end and stirred it up into one yummy "stew".  -  16 Aug 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)