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Greek Orzo Pasta with Vegetables

A Flavorful Mediterranean Delight

Orzo with Vegetables - Κριθαράκι με λαχανικά νηστίσιμο

Experience the heartwarming embrace of Greek cuisine with our tantalizing Greek Orzo Pasta with Vegetables recipe. Immerse yourself in the vibrant flavors of the Mediterranean as you embark on a culinary journey that combines the wholesome goodness of fresh vegetables with the comfort of perfectly cooked orzo pasta. Join us as we guide you through the steps to create this delectable dish that captures the essence of Greek culture on a plate.

Savor the Symphony of Flavors: Step into your kitchen and let the aroma of sautéed onions, garlic, and a medley of colorful peppers greet you. As these aromatic ingredients dance in the pot with diced carrots, zucchini, and eggplants, you’ll feel the spirit of Greece infusing your space. The symphony of flavors deepens with the addition of mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, and a sprinkle of sweet paprika that awakens your senses.

Crafting Mediterranean Comfort: With every sauté and stir, you’re crafting a masterpiece that embodies the heartwarming comfort of Mediterranean cuisine. The orzo pasta joins the party, absorbing the rich flavors of the vegetables and sweet paprika. A touch of crushed tomatoes adds a delightful depth to the dish, infusing it with the essence of sun-kissed tomatoes.

The Simmering Ritual: As you lower the heat and cover the pot, a sense of anticipation builds. The dish gently simmers, allowing the flavors to meld and intertwine. A handful of fresh parsley crowns the creation, infusing it with an earthy brightness that reflects the Greek landscape.

The Magic of Patience: Here’s where patience becomes your culinary ally. As you turn off the heat and let the dish rest, the flavors continue to evolve. Just like the time-honored traditions of Greek cuisine, allowing the dish to cool for those extra 20 minutes ensures that every bite is an experience worth savoring.

A Taste of Greece on Your Plate: Finally, it’s time to revel in your creation. Each forkful of Greek Orzo Pasta with Vegetables takes you on a journey through picturesque landscapes, bustling markets, and the warm embrace of Mediterranean hospitality. With every bite, you’ll taste the authenticity and love that define Greek cooking.

Conclusion: As you take your last satisfying bite, you’ll find yourself transported to the heart of Greece, where food isn’t just sustenance; it’s a celebration of life itself. Our Greek Orzo Pasta with Vegetables recipe encapsulates the essence of this rich culinary tradition, inviting you to bring a taste of Greece to your own table.

Greek Orzo Pasta with Vegetables (Vegan Recipe)

Greek Orzo Pasta with Vegetables (Vegan Recipe)

Recipe by George Zolis
5.0 from 2 votes

Indulge in the rich flavors of Greece with our Greek Orzo Pasta with Vegetables recipe. This culinary journey takes you through sautéed onions, garlic, and a colorful array of peppers, creating a symphony of aromas. With every stir, you craft a masterpiece of Mediterranean comfort, where orzo pasta absorbs the essence of sun-kissed tomatoes and the earthy warmth of sweet paprika. The simmering ritual infuses the dish with anticipation, allowing flavors to meld. As you finally savor each bite, you’ll find yourself transported to the heart of Greece, where food is a celebration of life itself.

Course: MainCuisine: GreekDifficulty: Easy


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  • 1 Cup Orzo

  • 3 Cups Water

  • 1/2 Cup Crushed tomatoes

  • 100 g Olive oil

  • 1 tsp Sweet paprika

  • 2 Onions, finely chopped

  • 2 Cloves Garlic, finely chopped

  • 2 Red peppers, diced

  • 2 Green peppers, diced

  • 2 Carrots, diced

  • 2 Eggplants, diced

  • 2 Zucchini, diced

  • 20 Cherry tomatoes, cut into quarters

  • 250 g Mushrooms, chopped

  • 1/2 bunch Parsley

  • Salt and Pepper

Recipe directions

  • Place a pot over heat. Add the olive oil.
  • Add the onions, garlic, green peppers, red peppers, carrots, zucchini, eggplants into the pot and sauté well for about 5 – 7 minutes.
  • Add the mushrooms, cherry tomatoes and sauté.
  • Season with salt, pepper and sweet paprika and stir.
  • Add the orzo and sauté while stirring.
  • Add the crushed tomatoes and stir.
  • Finally, add the water and lower the heat.
  • Cover the pot with its lid and simmer for about 3 minutes.
  • After 3 minutes add the parsley and stir. Cover the pot with its lid and simmer for about 8 minutes.
  • After 8 minutes, turn off the heat and wait for at least 20 more minutes.
  • Let it cool a bit and serve.

Nutrition Facts

6 servings per container


  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 17.8g 27%
    • Saturated Fat 2.4g 10%
  • Sodium 97mg 5%
  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Potassium 1971mg 57%
  • Total Carbohydrate 62.6g 21%
    • Dietary Fiber 16.7g 64%
    • Sugars 25.2g
  • Protein 13g 26%
  • Calcium 111%
  • Iron 5%
  • Vitamin D 150%

* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.