Walnut Cranberry Orzo Recipe

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Judith Comstock of Salado, Texas came up with this delightful side dish after becoming fascinated by the tiny pasta. With red pepper, cranberries, walnuts and Parmesan, it's as colorful as it is flavorful.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/4 cups uncooked orzo pasta
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth or vegetable broth
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Nutritional Facts

2/3 cup equals 283 calories, 9 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 3 mg cholesterol, 216 mg sodium, 43 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 10 g protein.

Directions

  1. Cook orzo according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a small nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, saute red pepper and onion in oil until tender. Stir in the broth, cranberries and salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes.
  2. Drain orzo; toss with vegetable mixture. Sprinkle with walnuts and Parmesan cheese. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Walnut Cranberry Orzo in Light & Tasty December/January 2008, p61

Nutritional Facts

2/3 cup equals 283 calories, 9 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 3 mg cholesterol, 216 mg sodium, 43 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 10 g protein.

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Reviewed Mar. 3, 2011

"A family favorite; surprising mix of ingredients that tastes wonderful. Easy to make. Great taste as leftovers."

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