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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


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


  • 1. Prepare orzo according to package directions. Drain and set aside. 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. Serve immediately. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

2/3 cup: 200 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 194mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 3g fiber), 7g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fat.

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