Vegan Butternut Orzo with Greens

Vegan Butternut Orzo with Greens

If you’ve ever had risotto than you know the process can be dreadful but this creamy dish gives you all that the risotto would but a simplified alternative.

The combination of sweet Butternut Squash, the starchy Potato and vegetable stock gives such a creamy result. The seasoning just add an extra kick! It’s a great recipe for a busy weeknight dinner that can also double as lunch that can be prepped for the remaining days in your busy week.


Cooking the Orzo Pasta:

Just wanted to show what Orzo is for those who have never seen or used it before. 

In a large pot of salted water, add 2 cups of dried Orzo and bring the water to a boil. Cook as directed on package usually between 8-10 minutes.

Drain and rinse with cold water to stop the cooking process. Then just set it aside until you’re ready to use it.

 

Preparing the Butternut & Potato Sauce:

Next, add your chopped butternut squash and choice of chopped potato to a pot of boiling water. Boil until tender about 15-20 minutes. Drain and add to your high speed blender when done.

While your vegetables are boiling, start making the sauce.

Add vegetable stock, liquid aminos, paprika, garlic and onion powders to the high speed blender container. Set aside until your squash and potatoes are fully cooked.

Once your squash and potato is cooked add to the high speed blender.

Pulse the sauce ingredients about 1 minute until it’s fully smooth and creamy. Set the sauce aside until ready to use.

 

Preparing the Greens:

In either a small pot of boiling water {10 minutes} or a microwave safe dish {2 minutes} add your frozen broccoli and sweet peas. Cook and drain. Set the vegetables aside until ready to add in.

Now, in a skillet add your chopped kale with some vegetable stock. Just enough to steam the kale. Let it steam covered about 5 minutes. Remove from heat.

Serving the Butternut Orzo & Greens:

Now to a large mixing bowl add your cooked Orzo, carmelized onions, steamed kale, broccoli, sweet peas and mix everything to combine and distribute throughout the Orzo.

Then add your butternut and potato sauce. Fold the sauce into the mixture and combine.

Divide between serving dishes and enjoy.


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Vegan Butternut Orzo with Greens
This dish is similar in texture to that of risotto with its creamy butternut squash and potato sauce and variety of greens mixed in.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
For the Butternut & Potato Sauce:
For the Greens:
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
For the Butternut & Potato Sauce:
For the Greens:
Instructions
Cooking the Orzo Pasta:
  1. In a large pot of salted water, add 2 cups of dried Orzo and bring the water to a boil. Cook as directed on package usually between 8-10 minutes.
  2. Drain and rinse with cold water to stop the cooking process. Then just set it aside until you’re ready to use it.
Preparing the Butternut & Potato Sauce:
  1. Next, add your chopped butternut squash and choice of chopped potato to a pot of boiling water. Boil until tender about 15-20 minutes. Drain and add to your high speed blender when done.
  2. While your vegetables are boiling, start making the sauce. Add vegetable stock, liquid aminos, paprika, garlic and onion powders to the high speed blender container. Set aside until your squash and potatoes are fully cooked.
  3. Once your squash and potato is cooked add to the high speed blender.
  4. Pulse the sauce ingredients about 1 minute until it’s fully smooth and creamy. Set the sauce aside until ready to use.
Preparing the Greens:
  1. In either a small pot of boiling water {10 minutes} or a microwave safe dish {2 minutes} add your frozen broccoli and sweet peas. Cook and drain. Set the vegetables aside until ready to add in.
  2. Now, in a skillet add your chopped kale with some vegetable stock. Just enough to steam the kale. Let it steam covered about 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
Serving the Butternut Orzo & Greens:
  1. Now to a large mixing bowl add your cooked Orzo, carmelized onions, steamed kale, broccoli, sweet peas and mix everything to combine and distribute throughout the Orzo.
  2. Then add your butternut and potato sauce. Fold the sauce into the mixture and combine. Divide between serving dishes and enjoy.
Recipe Notes

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