Photo: Victor Protasio; Styling: Paige Hicks
Total Time
20 Mins
Serves 4 (serving size: 1/2 cup)

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. 

How to Make It

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.

Ratings & Reviews

3 1/2 stars

November 16, 2016
Easy and surprisingly good.  Serving size is impossibly small.  This might serve 3 realistically.  Will make again.

not bad...

August 29, 2016
not an all star - but a solid recipe.  good for lunches for the week!