Orzo with Spinach and Feta

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8 servings (serving size: 1 cup)


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5 cups water
2 cups uncooked orzo (rice-shaped pasta)
5 cups coarsely chopped spinach
1 cup (4 ounces) crumbled feta cheese
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon salt


Bring water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Add orzo. Cook 10 minutes; drain. Rinse with cold water; drain.

Combine pasta, spinach, and feta in a large bowl. Combine oil and remaining ingredients in a small bowl. Drizzle lemon mixture over pasta mixture; toss well to coat.

Created date

December 1999

Nutritional Information

Calories 244
Caloriesfromfat 23 %
Fat 5.5 g
Satfat 2.5 g
Monofat 2 g
Polyfat 0.6 g
Protein 8.5 g
Carbohydrate 33.8 g
Fiber 2.4 g
Cholesterol 13 mg
Iron 2.7 mg
Sodium 335 mg
Calcium 113 mg