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Corn & Pepper Orzo Recipe
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Corn & Pepper Orzo Recipe

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This fragrant side packs flavor in but keeps extra fat, calories and sodium out. Red pepper lends sweetness and color to the eye-catching dish. Angela Hanks - St. Albans, West Virginia
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup uncooked orzo pasta
  • 1 large sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cups frozen corn, thawed
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 178 calories, 3 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 55 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 6 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1/2 fat.

Directions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, saute red pepper and onion in oil for 2 minutes. Add the corn, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper; cook and stir until vegetables are tender. Drain pasta; stir into the pan. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Corn & Pepper Orzo in Healthy Cooking October/November 2008, p28

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 178 calories, 3 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 55 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 6 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1/2 fat.

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