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Minty Orzo and Peas Recipe

Minty Orzo and Peas Recipe

My grandmother used to serve this side dish along with roast leg of lamb. With its fresh mint taste, it also makes a nice salad served chilled. It's simple but delicious. -Kristen Dunphy of Haverhill, Massachusetts
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup uncooked orzo pasta
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups frozen peas
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh mint

Directions

  • 1. Cook orzo according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
  • 2. In a large skillet, saute onion and garlic in butter until tender. Add peas. Cook for 2 minutes or until tender. Add the lemon peel, salt, pepper and orzo; heat through. Stir in mint. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

One serving (2/3 cup) equals 200 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 194 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 7 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fat.