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Orzo with Peppers & Spinach

 Orzo with Peppers & Spinach
Sweet bell peppers are a good source of vitamin C, which helps the body fight infection and absorb folate and iron. And what bright flavor and color! —Tammi Kettenbach, Jerseyville, Illinois
5 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup uncooked orzo pasta
  • 1 each medium sweet orange, red and yellow pepper, chopped
  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in large
  • skillet cook the peppers and mushrooms in oil over medium heat until
  • tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Add the spinach, Italian
  • seasoning, salt and pepper; cook and stir 1-2 minutes longer or just
  • until spinach is wilted.
  • Drain pasta. Add pasta and cheese to skillet; heat through. Yield: 5
  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 cup equals 234 calories, 6 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 7 mg cholesterol, 256 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber,

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Orzo with Peppers & Spinach (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 10 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.