Spinach Orzo

Spinach Orzo

So-good-for-you orzo, flavored with spinach, carrot, basil and Parmesan, is just the right mix for a tasty dinner fix!

Prep Time

10

Minutes

Total Time

37

Minutes

Makes

8

servings

2
teaspoons margarine
2
garlic cloves, finely chopped
1
small carrot, coarsely shredded (1/2 cup)
1
carton (32 oz) Progresso® chicken broth (4 cups)
2
cups uncooked orzo or rosamarina pasta (12 ounces)
3
cups thinly sliced fresh spinach
3
tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
1
tablespoon chopped fresh basil leaves or 1 teaspoon dried basil leaves
Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Melt margarine in 3-quart saucepan over medium heat. Cook garlic and carrot in margarine about 2 minutes, stirring occasionally, until carrot is tender.
  2. Stir in broth, pasta and spinach. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer 15 to 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until broth is absorbed. Stir in remaining ingredients before serving.
Makes 8 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Did You Know...
Diets rich in fruits and vegetables--and the antioxidants they contain--may help slow the age-related declines of the brain and nervous system.
Substitution
Use a 10-ounce package of frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed to drain, instead of the fresh spinach.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 160
    • (Calories from Fat 25 ),
  • Total Fat 3 g
    • (Saturated Fat 1 g,),
  • Cholesterol 0mg;
  • Sodium 400 mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 27 g
    • (Dietary Fiber 2 g,
  • Protein 8 g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 Starch;
    • 2 Vegetable;
    • 1/2 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.