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Orzo with Spinach and Red Peppers

All You FEBRUARY 2009

  • Yield: 8 Servings
  • Cost Per Serving:$.56

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

Preparation

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.

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.

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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 265
  • Fat: 6g
  • Saturated fat: 1g
  • Protein: 10g
  • Carbohydrate: 47g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Cholesterol: 3mg
  • Sodium: 228mg
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