Mediterranean Pork and Orzo Recipe
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Mediterranean Pork and Orzo Recipe

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On a really busy day, this meal-in-a-bowl is one of my top picks. It's quick to put together, leaving a lot more time to relax at the table. —Mary Relyea, Canastota, New York
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 pounds pork tenderloin
  • 1 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 quarts water
  • 1-1/4 cups uncooked orzo pasta
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 package (6 ounces) fresh baby spinach
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
  • 3/4 cup crumbled feta cheese

Nutritional Facts

1-1/3 cups equals 372 calories, 11 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 71 mg cholesterol, 306 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 31 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch 1 vegetable 1 fat.

Directions

  1. Rub pork with pepper; cut into 1-in. cubes. In a large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add pork; cook and stir 8-10 minutes or until no longer pink.
  2. Meanwhile, in a Dutch oven, bring water to a boil. Stir in orzo and salt; cook, uncovered, 8 minutes. Stir in spinach; cook 45-60 seconds longer or until orzo is tender and spinach is wilted. Drain.
  3. Add tomatoes to pork; heat through. Stir in orzo mixture and cheese. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Mediterranean Pork and Orzo in Light & Tasty June/July 2006, p43

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.


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Reviewed Feb. 10, 2016

"Very good. Easy to make on a busy week night"

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Reviewed Jan. 26, 2016

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Reviewed Jan. 1, 2016

"We thought this was great, and the feta cheese made it a 10! Instead of mixing it in, I sprinkled it on each individual dinner. It's taste seemed to stand out more that way. I also put in twice the amount of tomatoes and THREE times the amount of spinach-it's nice and healthy and the color makes it look pretty. Thanks for the recipe, i will definitely make it again."

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Reviewed Nov. 27, 2015

"really nice recipe!"

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Reviewed Mar. 24, 2015

"Great fresh recipe. will make this again"

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