Orzo with Sun-Dried Tomato and Basil

Orzo with Sun-Dried Tomato and Basil Recipe
Photo: Johnny Autry; Styling: Cindy Barr
The mix of textures, flavors and color make Orzo with Sun-Dried Tomato and Basil a very appealing side dish.

Yield:

Serves 6 (serving size: 1/2 cup)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 178.03
Fat 7.82 g
Satfat 0.75 g
Monofat 3.53 g
Polyfat 2.31 g
Protein 4.77 g
Carbohydrate 23.33 g
Fiber 1.60 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Iron 1.59 mg
Sodium 154.09 mg
Calcium 11.98 mg

Ingredients

3/4 cup uncooked orzo
1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 cup finely chopped sun-dried tomatoes
1/4 cup pine nuts
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1/2 cup minced basil
1 tablespoon white balsamic vinegar
1/2 teaspoon pepper
3/8 teaspoon salt

Preparation

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

2. Heat a skillet over medium heat. Add olive oil to pan. Add sun-dried tomatoes, pine nuts, and minced garlic; cook 2 minutes. Stir in orzo, basil, vinegar, pepper, and salt.

Note:

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Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough,

May 2013
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