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Carrot Orzo

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  • Prep Time 40 min
  • Total Time 40 min
  • Servings 8

Turn the fall favourite carrot into a delicious Italian side dish. Make this flavorful orzo using Progresso® chicken broth as a perfect accompaniment to your dinner.

Ingredients

8
oz carrots, cut into 1-inch pieces (about 2 cups)
2 1/2
cups Progresso™ chicken broth (from 32-oz carton)
2 1/2
cups water
3
tablespoons butter
1
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
2
cups uncooked orzo or rosamarina pasta (12 oz)
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon pepper
1
cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
3
tablespoons chopped fresh chives
1
teaspoon chopped fresh thyme leaves
Shredded Parmesan cheese, if desired
Fresh thyme sprig, if desired

Directions

  • 1 In food processor, place carrots. Cover; process 15 seconds or until finely chopped.
  • 2 In 8-cup microwavable measuring cup, microwave broth and water on High 5 minutes or until very hot.
  • 3 Meanwhile, in 3-quart saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Cook chopped carrots and onion in butter 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until tender. Add pasta and garlic; cook 1 minute. Slowly stir in hot broth mixture, salt and pepper. Cook 15 to 18 minutes, stirring frequently, until liquid is absorbed.
  • 4 Stir in 1 cup cheese, the chives and chopped thyme. Garnish with cheese and thyme. Serve immediately.
 

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
210
,
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8g
8%
(Saturated Fat
4 1/2g,
4 1/2%
),
Sodium
770mg
770%;
Total Carbohydrate
26g
26%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
),
Protein
9g
9%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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