Stovetop Orzo Medley Recipe
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Stovetop Orzo Medley Recipe

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A burst of butter and a colorful array of vegetables make this pretty pasta side good enough for company. Use a blend of exotic mushrooms to make it extra special. —Marie Rizzio, Interlochen, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:8 servings
Quick Diabetic Exchange Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1-1/4 cups uncooked orzo pasta
  • 2 shallots, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3/4 pound fresh snow peas
  • 1/2 pound assorted fresh mushrooms (such as portobello, button and/orshiitake), thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped sweet red pepper

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 203 calories, 7 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 8 mg cholesterol, 322 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 7 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fat.


  1. Cook orzo according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute shallots in oil for 2 minutes. Add peas and mushrooms; cook 3 minutes longer. Add pine nuts; cook and stir until vegetables are tender.
  2. Drain orzo; stir in the shallot mixture, butter, salt and pepper until blended. Sprinkle with red pepper. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Stovetop Orzo Medley in Taste of Home April/May 2011, p60

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Reviewed Mar. 12, 2012

"I have made this twice then lost the recipe. I have spent 2 days trying to find it and I did. I will be making it Satuday for a cook out. YUMMY!!!"

Reviewed May. 26, 2011

"This is such a flavorful & EASY dish to make! Added some chicken so it would fill my husband up a little beter and it was PERFECT!! its a staple in my home"

Reviewed Mar. 30, 2011

"This is really good and fresh and left me feeling healthy!"

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