Orzo with Tarragon and Peas

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 .

Yield: Serves 6 (serving size: 1/2 cup)
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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 171.14
  • Fat: 3.66g
  • Saturated fat: 1.86g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.77g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.21g
  • Protein: 6.59g
  • Carbohydrate: 28.58g
  • Fiber: 3.57g
  • Cholesterol: 7.63mg
  • Iron: 1.79mg
  • Sodium: 269.21mg
  • Calcium: 18.02mg


  • 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. 1. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat.
  2. 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.
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