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Yum-o For Canine Carrots-and-Peas Orzo!

She's done it again – another delish dish for you and a dog from Every Day with Rachael Ray! Giving pups a lil helping of this veggie-laden meal can be a healthy treat for "peas and happiness." Remember, there can be too much of a good thing so be certain to give pets an appropriate portion of this recipe, substituting it for a snack or meal portion, not in addition, to keep pooches slim and trim. To see this yum-o recipe,


Carrots-and-Peas Orzo

Carrots-and-Peas Orzo

Carrots-and-Peas Orzo from Every Day with Rachael Ray (April 2008)


1 cup orzo
1 cup frozen peas
4 carrots, sliced
Drizzle of honey (optional)
½ cup grated parmigiano-reggiano cheese
Salt and Pepper (for people’s portions only)


This dish is delish for little ones as well as your pup. Kids will love its sweetness, plus it’s full of yum-o veggie power!

Bring a medium pot of water to a boil, salt it, add the orzo, and cook until just before al dente, about 7 minutes. Add the peas and cook for 1 minute; drain and return the pasta and peas to the pot.
While the pasta is cooking, in a medium saucepan, cover the carrots with water and bring to a boil. Season with salt and cook until tender, about 12 minutes. Drain, reserving about ½ cup cooking water, then transfer the carrots to a food processor. Add the reserved cooking water and honey, if using, and process until smooth.
Stir the carrot puree into the pasta and peas. Stir in the parmigiano-reggiano. Portion out half for the dog and let cool before serving; season the people’s portion with salt and pepper.


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