This Orzo with Feta, Green Beans and Tomatoes by Fresh From Florida is a dish that’s light yet full of flavor. The pairing of the silky pasta with the crunchy green beans creates the perfect balance in a delicious recipe.
Fill a 4-quart kettle three fourths full with salted water and bring to a boil for beans and orzo.
Chop onion and mince garlic.
Quarter and seed tomatoes.
Cut quarters lengthwise into 1/4-inch-thick slices.
Trim beans and cut into 1-inch pieces.
In a large skillet, cook onion and garlic in oil over moderate heat until onion is softened.
Add tomatoes and cook, stirring, until tomatoes are softened, for about 2 minutes.
Remove skillet from heat.
Have ready a bowl of ice and cold water.
In boiling salted water blanch beans for 1 minute.
With a slotted spoon, transfer beans to ice water to avoid over cooking.
Drain beans well in a colander and pat dry.
Add beans to tomato mixture and return water in kettle to a boil.
Boil orzo until al dente and drain in colander.
Add orzo to bean mixture with vinegar, parsley, feta, and salt and pepper to taste, tossing to combine well.