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The whole-wheat orzo is a healthier alternative than traditional pasta. Highlight the blank canvas of orzo with quick sauteed sugar snap peas, earthy chopped cilantro, tangy rice vinegar and buttery peanuts. This vegetarian pasta side dish can be served hot or cold making it the perfect picnic addition or grab-and-go lunch. Add shredded chicken or sauteed shrimp with lemon to make this orzo a one pot meal. 

Adam Hickman
Recipe by Cooking Light September 2016


Credit: Victor Protasio; Styling: Paige Hicks

Recipe Summary

20 mins
Serves 4 (serving size: 1/2 cup)


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high. Add orzo to pan; cook 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add chicken stock and salt; bring to a boil. Boil 8 minutes or until liquid is almost absorbed. Add sugar snap peas; cover and cook 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in cilantro, peanuts, and vinegar.


Nutrition Facts

243 calories; fat 7.5g; saturated fat 0.9g; mono fat 4.2g; poly fat 1.4g; protein 10g; carbohydrates 34g; fiber 8g; iron 1mg; sodium 306mg; calcium 29mg.