Savory Mediterranean Orzo
Total TimePrep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min.
Makes12 servings (2/3 cup each)
- 4 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
- 1 package (16 ounces) orzo pasta
- 1 medium onion, finely chopped
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 cups (8 ounces) crumbled feta cheese, divided
- 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
- 1 jar (7-1/2 ounces) roasted sweet red peppers, drained and chopped
- 1 small yellow summer squash, finely chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- In a large saucepan, bring broth to a boil. Stir in orzo; cook over medium heat for 6-8 minutes or until tender. Remove from the heat.
- In a small skillet, saute onion in oil until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir into orzo mixture. Stir in 1 cup cheese, spinach, red peppers, squash, salt and pepper.
- Transfer to a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish; sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until heated through.
Nutrition Facts2/3 cup: 233 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 554mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 3g fiber), 10g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.
Jun 6, 2013
This is honestly the best pasta I have ever tasted! I did make a few changes however. I cooked the orzo in boiling water then drained it. (I did not rinse) I prepared the other ingredients halving the amount of cheese called for. I tossed everything together and served it WITHOUT baking it. It turned out delicious!
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