Herbed Orzo Pilaf (Crowd Size)

Herbed Orzo Pilaf (Crowd Size)

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Prep Time

40

Minutes

Total Time

40

Minutes

Makes

16

servings

1
package (16 ounces) rosamarina (orzo) pasta
1/4
cup pine nuts
2
tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 1/2
cups sliced mushrooms (4 ounces)
8
medium green onions, sliced (1/2 cup)
2
cups sliced roma (plum) tomatoes
1/4
cup shredded fresh or 1 tablespoon dried basil leaves
1/2
teaspoon salt
  1. Cook and drain pasta as directed on package.
  2. Meanwhile, in 12-inch skillet, cook nuts over medium heat 2 to 3 minutes, stirring constantly, until toasted. Remove from skillet.
  3. Add 1 tablespoon of the oil and the garlic to skillet. Cook and stir over medium-high heat 1 minute. Stir in mushrooms and onions. Cook about 2 minutes, stirring occasionally, until crisp-tender.
  4. Stir in tomatoes, pasta, basil, salt and remaining 1 tablespoon oil. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until heated through. Spoon into serving dish; sprinkle with nuts.
Makes 16 servings (about 1/2 cup each)
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Do-Ahead
Cook the pasta as directed on package, but undercook it by a minute or two. Drain, then rinse with cold water and drain again. Toss with a teaspoon of olive or vegetable oil. Refrigerate in tightly covered container or resealable food-storage plastic bag up to 5 days. When making the pilaf, add pasta to the skillet after cooking mushrooms and green onions, and heat through. Then stir in the remaining ingredients and heat through.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 135
    • (Calories from Fat 25),
  • Total Fat 3g
    • (Saturated Fat 1g,),
  • Cholesterol 0mg;
  • Sodium 80mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 25g
    • (Dietary Fiber 2g,
  • Protein 4g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 2 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1/2 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.