Photo: Johnny Autry; Styling: Cindy Barr
Serves 6 (serving size: about 1/3 cup)

We added spinach and minced garlic to our base recipe for orzo and the results are fantastic. Make this quick side of Orzo with Garlicky Spinach to complement your favorite entree.

How to Make It

Step 1

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

Step 2

Melt butter in skillet over medium heat; cook 1 minute or until browned. Add spinach and minced garlic; cook 1 minute. Stir in orzo, Parmesan cheese, chicken broth, vinegar, salt, and crushed red pepper.

Ratings & Reviews

bellymama's Review

July 15, 2013
We loved this quick and flavorful side. It was perfect with spicy lamb kebabs.

Good, easy side

June 25, 2015
Not bad.  Definitely quick and easy.  I added a couple of tablespoons of Feta because I had some around and I think it helped.  Like I said, it's perfectly good, and definitely easy, and I'll likely make it again, but it just seemed to be missing a little something.  Maybe I'll add a little lemon zest next time.

steponme's Review

November 01, 2014
This was quick and delicious. Used whole wheat orzo and regular balsamic vinegar (my store doesn't carry white balsamic). Served with smoked paprika tilapia (from CL Grilled Tilapia w/ Smoked Paprika and Parmesan Polenta).

JessicaJJM's Review

February 06, 2014
Yum! So unique and very easy to make. Used a good aged, fresh parmesan cheese. Loved this!

taligo's Review

January 16, 2014

LNewheart's Review

January 12, 2014
The whole family loved it! Will definitely make again. The spinach (without the orzo) would also be good by itself or in an omelet.

22Janet's Review

September 07, 2013
Was delicious in every way! Will certainly make again for company as well as the two of us.

Whygal's Review

July 08, 2013
Great side dish. I rough chopped the spinach before adding to the skillet.

3littlebirds's Review

June 25, 2013

Jane1019's Review

June 02, 2013
Wonderful side dish!