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The mix of textures, flavors and color make Orzo with Sun-Dried Tomato and Basil a very appealing side dish.

Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough
Recipe by Cooking Light May 2013

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Credit: Johnny Autry; Styling: Cindy Barr

Recipe Summary

Yield:
Serves 6 (serving size: 1/2 cup)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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

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  • Heat a skillet over medium heat. Add olive oil to pan. Add sun-dried tomatoes, pine nuts, and minced garlic; cook 2 minutes. Stir in orzo, basil, vinegar, pepper, and salt.

Chef's Notes

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Nutrition Facts

178 calories; fat 7.8g; saturated fat 0.8g; mono fat 3.5g; poly fat 2.3g; protein 4.8g; carbohydrates 23.3g; fiber 1.6g; iron 1.6mg; sodium 154.1mg; calcium 12mg.
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