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Feta and Spinach Orzo

Prep time 6 mins
Cook time 10 mins
Yield 5 servings (serving size: 1 cup)

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups uncooked orzo
  • 1 tablespoon light butter
  • 2/3 cup finely chopped shallots
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon rind
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (10-ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed, drained, and squeezed dry
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) crumbled feta cheese

Nutrition Information

  • calories 330
  • fat 7.5 g
  • satfat 4.4 g
  • protein 13.9 g
  • carbohydrate 53.5 g
  • cholesterol 24 mg
  • iron 3.9 mg
  • sodium 349 mg
  • caloriesfromfat 20 %
  • fiber 3.5 g
  • calcium 198 mg

How to Make It

  1. Cook orzo according to package directions, omitting salt and fat.

  2. Melt butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add shallots and garlic; cook 2 to 3 minutes or until tender. Sprinkle flour over mixture; cook 2 minutes. Slowly whisk in broth; bring to a boil. Add rind, juice, and salt. Simmer 3 to 5 minutes or until thick.

  3. Combine orzo, spinach, cheese, and shallot mixture; stir until blended.

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