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Orzo with Tarragon and Peas

Photo: Johnny Autry; Styling: Cindy Barr
Yield Serves 6 (serving size: 1/2 cup)
Frozen peas, minced tarragon, and fresh lemon juice are tossed with orzo for a speedy side of Orzo with Tarragon and Peas .

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup uncooked orzo
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 1/2 cups frozen peas
  • 1/4 cup fat-free, lower-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons minced tarragon leaves
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3/8 teaspoon salt

Nutrition Information

  • calories 171.14
  • fat 3.66 g
  • satfat 1.86 g
  • monofat 0.77 g
  • polyfat 0.21 g
  • protein 6.59 g
  • carbohydrate 28.58 g
  • fiber 3.57 g
  • cholesterol 7.63 mg
  • iron 1.79 mg
  • sodium 269.21 mg
  • calcium 18.02 mg

How to Make It

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

  2. Melt butter in skillet over medium heat; cook 1 minute or until lightly browned. Add peas; cook 1 minute or until thoroughly heated. Stir in orzo, chicken broth, tarragon, lemon juice, pepper, and salt.