We added spinach and minced garlic to our base recipe for orzo and the results are fantastic. Make this quick side of Orzo with Garlicky Spinach to complement your favorite entree.
3/4 cup uncooked orzo
1 tablespoon butter
4 cups spinach
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1 ounce grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup fat-free, lower-sodium chicken broth
1 tablespoon white balsamic vinegar
3/8 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
How to Make It
Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat.
Melt butter in skillet over medium heat; cook 1 minute or until browned. Add spinach and minced garlic; cook 1 minute. Stir in orzo, Parmesan cheese, chicken broth, vinegar, salt, and crushed red pepper.
Not bad. Definitely quick and easy. I added a couple of tablespoons of Feta because I had some around and I think it helped. Like I said, it's perfectly good, and definitely easy, and I'll likely make it again, but it just seemed to be missing a little something. Maybe I'll add a little lemon zest next time.
This was quick and delicious. Used whole wheat orzo and regular balsamic vinegar (my store doesn't carry white balsamic). Served with smoked paprika tilapia (from CL Grilled Tilapia w/ Smoked Paprika and Parmesan Polenta).