Diet Recipe: Orzo with vegetables

JBQ is on a diet (he is now thinking of following the South Beach Diet after buying the book yesterday) and so I decided to start over again too. I think I will follow a combination of South Beach’s suggestions regarding carbs (e.g. whole grain bread/pasta, brown rice) and my previous low-calorie/fat-free kind of diet. So, I started my diet today by cooking the following for lunch, a vegetarian dish which weighs only 200 calories although it fills you up as it has quite some quantity.

Ingredients: (for 1)
* 42 gr orzo or other pasta (150 cals)
* 1 cup of chopped veggies: button mushrooms, shallot, zucchini, eggplant, ball peppers, asparagus, carrots etc. (35 cals)
* 1 cup of fat free chicken or vegetable broth (5 cals)
* 1 tbspoon of parmesan cheese (10 cals)

1. Cook pasta according to package’s direction. Drain.
2. Cook the veggies with the broth in high heat.
3. When there is very little broth left in the pan, add the pasta and mix all ingredients well.
4. Serve hot and sprinkle the parmesan on top.

Orzo with vegetables

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