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Orzo with Spinach and Red Peppers

Yield 8 Servings

Ingredients

  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 pound (2 1/2 cups) orzo
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 1 10-oz. package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan

Nutrition Information

  • calories 265
  • fat 6 g
  • satfat 1 g
  • protein 10 g
  • carbohydrate 47 g
  • fiber 4 g
  • cholesterol 3 mg
  • sodium 228 mg

How to Make It

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add orzo and bring back to a boil. Cook, stirring often, until tender, about 7 minutes.

  2. While orzo cooks, warm 1 Tbsp. oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and bell pepper and cook, stirring often, until tender, about 8 minutes. Stir in garlic and cook 1 minute longer.

  3. Drain orzo and return to pot. Add remaining 1 Tbsp. oil to orzo and stir to mix. Stir in onion-and-red-pepper mixture and spinach. Season with salt and pepper. Stir over medium-low heat until warmed through, about 2 minutes. Sprinkle with Parmesan and serve.