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Spinach Orzo

Spinach Orzo
  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 37 min
  • Servings 8
So-good-for-you orzo, flavored with spinach, carrot, basil and Parmesan, is just the right mix for a tasty dinner fix!
Updated October 29, 2008
Make With
Make With
Progresso Broth

Ingredients

  • 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

Steps

  • 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.

  • Diets rich in fruits and vegetables--and the antioxidants they contain--may help slow the age-related declines of the brain and nervous system.
  • Use a 10-ounce package of frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed to drain, instead of the fresh spinach.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
160
Calories from Fat
25
Total Fat
3 g
Saturated Fat
1 g
Cholesterol
0mg
Sodium
400 mg
Potassium
220 mg
Total Carbohydrate
27 g
Dietary Fiber
2 g
Protein
8 g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
22%
22%
Vitamin C
2%
2%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 2 Vegetable; 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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