Creamy Orzo Casserole

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Save to BigOven

Creamy Orzo Casserole

Yield: 4-5

Creamy Orzo Casserole

I love this one because I can get some of my finicky eaters (who will remain nameless) to eat mushrooms. The veggies in this casserole are ground up fine, so it is a great way to get your family lots of good veggies. Plus, who doesn’t love casseroles. This recipe is great leftover, too! If you have not had Orzo, it is a pasta that looks like rice. You can find it in the pasta section of your grocery store. Make sure you get a whole grain version.

Ingredients

Sauce (the creamy)

1 tsp lemon juice

4 cloves garlic (peeled & pressed)

1/3 cup cashews (raw)

1 cup soy milk (unsweetened)

2 Tbsp liquid aminos

¼ cup nutritional yeast

2 Tbsp tahini

2 tsp dijon mustard

Broccoli Bake

1 regular red bell pepper (chopped as garnish)

1 stalk broccoli (chopped)

1 cup mushrooms (chopped)

1/2 regular yellow onion (chopped)

½ cup whole wheat bread crumbs

1 cup orzo (whole wheat pasta)

2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar

¼ tsp dulse

½ tsp paprika

¼ tsp black pepper

coconut oil spray

fish or chicken (optional)

Instructions

  1. Gather your ingredients.
  2. Prepare and measure out all the sauce ingredients.
  3. Place all sauce ingredients in your blender, blend well and set aside.
  4. Cook Orzo as per package instructions. Pre-heat oven to 400.
  5. Chop broccoli, onion, and mushrooms.
  6. Add broccoli to food processor and pulse until fine.
  7. Place broccoli on a large bowl and set aside.
  8. Add mushrooms to food processor and pulse until fine.
  9. Add to bowl with broccoli.
  10. Sauté onions in large pan (I just used a little apple cider vinegar instead of oil this time), for about 4-5 min.
  11. While the onions are cooking, measure out your spices (this will be the topping).
  12. Add the broccoli mixture to the pan and cook for another 5-7 minutes.
  13. Add the cooked and drained Orzo to the pan and mix well.
  14. Add the sauce and mix well.
  15. Lightly spray a medium sized casserole dish.
  16. Add the broccoli mixture to casserole dish.
  17. Top with bread crumbs and spices. Cover with foil and bake for about 25min.
  18. While it is baking chop your red pepper topping.
  19. Remove foil and back for an additional 5 min.
  20. Serve topped with red pepper and green salad.

Speak Your Mind