Pumpkin & Orzo Pasta Blend Together Beautifully
Enjoy this Seasonal Recipe With Flavorful And Bold Tastes
Pumpkins are usually treated as a great decor item or a source for a nifty craft. Why not start enjoy them as a regular food item in our daily life?
Pumpkins are a wonderful source of many benefits. All come from them being an amazing natural source of fiber, vitamin A, seed oil, zinc and a ton of flavonoids and antioxidants that our human nature hasn’t discovered yet!
Eat pumpkins year round, especially when they are in season. Which means, it now and will last through the end of November.
Here’s a breakdown of some of the ingredients that pumpkins own and their benefits.
Wow, this is my #1 on any list. Fiber is one of the vital components for our body to hum and be well. Fiber serves as food for the good gut bacteria without which we cannot survive. Fiber is must when we wish to maintain a healthy weight and feel full during the day. Fiber allows our blood sugar to stay balanced.
Yes, pumpkins are loaded in vitamin A – eat it to protect your eyes from any decrease in vision. This vitamin promotes good vision, especially in dim light. And those who are crazy about the health and look of their skin – vitamin A is a must! Plus, include the health of your teeth and bones that benefit from vitamin A consumption.
Wanting more zz’s in your life? Eat pumpkin seeds that boast of tryptophan. This chemical within our body helps to produce serotonin, the one that makes us feel good, relax and calm. Feeling like that will make us better people in no time!
Pumpkin seed oil is rich in zinc which contributes to make sexual health. Production of testosterone and maintaining its optimal levels are serious concerns for each man. Share a cup of pumpkin seeds with your lovie and tell him about the benefits, too!
Pumpkins are good! They are delicious! Add seeds and pumpkin meat into your salads, soups, and even teas. I’ll share how to make Pumpkin Honey in your own home!
Now, go and enjoy a very simple, yet so deliciously vibrant Pumpkin Orzo dish!
Start with Sauteing Garlic and Thyme
Toss Orzo Pasta With the Sauteed Condiments
Stir Frequently to Prevent Crust Formation
Simmer on Low for About 20 Minutes To Enjoy A Fully Flavored Dish
Serve hot and top with fresh herbs – I used thyme – pistachios,
or with Romano or Parmesan cheese.
- 1 cup Orzo pasta, uncooked
- 1 cup pumpkin puree (make your own if you can!), fresh or canned
- 2 cup vegetable or chicken broth
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- 6-7 sprigs of thyme, cut up in small pieces
- Olive oil
- Salt & Pepper to taste
- Use a skillet to heat olive oil and sautee garlic and thyme, for a minute or so until you smell a nice aroma released from this combination. Add orzo pasta, coat nicely with the garlic & thyme sauteed mixture.
- Add broth, pumpkin puree, salt and pepper. Stir and bring to a boil; then reduce to low-medium heat and cover to cook for about 20 minutes.
- Stir frequently to allow orzo to coat again and again, otherwise it may create a crust underneath itself.
- Once orzo pasta is cooked, transfer it to a large serving dish. Don't allow orzo to sit in a hot skillet, as it will continue cooking in its own heat.
- Serve with your favorite herbs, pistachios or shaved Romano cheese.