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Orzo with Spinach

Yield Serves 4 (serving size: 1 cup)


  • 1 1/4 cups orzo (rice-shaped pasta)
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
  • 3 cups chopped fresh spinach

Nutrition Information

  • calories 234
  • fat 3.3 g
  • satfat 0.3 g
  • sodium 168 mg

How to Make It

  1. Cook orzo in boiling water according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain pasta in a colander over a bowl, reserving 1/4 cup cooking liquid. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add olive oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add orzo, salt, and black pepper; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Stir in reserved 1/4 cup cooking liquid, white balsamic vinegar, and spinach; cook for 2 minutes or until spinach wilts.