Orzo with Tarragon and Peas

Orzo with Tarragon and Peas Recipe
Photo: Johnny Autry; Styling: Cindy Barr
Frozen peas, minced tarragon, and fresh lemon juice are tossed with orzo for a speedy side of Orzo with Tarragon and Peas .


Serves 6 (serving size: 1/2 cup)

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Nutritional 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


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


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.

Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough,

Cooking Light

May 2013
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