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Parmesan Orzo Pasta

Prep time 15 mins
Cook time 30 mins
Yield 8 Servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound orzo
  • 2 cups frozen peas, thawed
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup white balsamic
  • vinegar
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 cup shredded Parmesan

Nutrition Information

  • calories 364
  • fat 14 g
  • satfat 4 g
  • protein 14 g
  • carbohydrate 48 g
  • fiber 4 g
  • cholesterol 10 mg
  • sodium 243 mg

How to Make It

  1. Cook orzo in a large pot of boiling salted water according to package directions. Two minutes before pasta is done, add peas. Cook until pasta is done and peas are tender. Drain; pour into a bowl.

  2. Whisk together garlic, basil, salt, pepper, vinegar, olive oil and parsley. Pour dressing over hot pasta and sprinkle with Parmesan. Toss well to combine and serve immediately.