Doesn’t the word “confetti” give you a happy kind of parade feeling? Us too. Orzo is a small rice-shaped pasta that’s fun to eat. Get whole-wheat orzo if you can find it, since it’s more flavorful and healthy.
HANDS-ON TIME: 45 MINUTES
TOTAL TIME: 30 MINUTES
MAKES: 6 SERVINGS
Sharp knife (adult needed)
Cutting board Grater (adult needed)
Wooden spoon or rubber spatula
3 cups cooked orzo, cooled (look for whole wheat orzo if possible)
1⁄4 cup walnuts, chopped
1 small zucchini, grated or chopped
1 carrot, grated or sliced
1⁄4 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped
12 cherry tomatoes, quartered
1⁄4 cup raisins
1⁄4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1 1⁄2 tablespoon lemon juice
2 tablespoons olive oil
1⁄2 teaspoon salt
Wash your hands with soap and water, then gather all your kitchen gear and ingredients and put them on a clean counter.
1. Put all the ingredients in the mixing bowl and stir well.
2. Serve right away or cover and refrigerate up to 2 days.
Add or substitute mushrooms, olives, onions, cucumbers or any other vegetable you like!
(Courtesy of ChopChopMag.org)