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Lemon-Garlic Orzo Pilaf

Lemon and garlic adds a flavor to this pasta side dish – perfect for Italian cuisine.

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  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 25 min
  • ingredients 11
  • servings 4
 

Ingredients

4 1/2
to 5 oz. (2/3 cup) uncooked orzo or rosamarina (rice-shaped pasta)
1
cup baby carrots, quartered lengthwise
1
tablespoon olive oil
1/2
cup chopped onion
1
garlic clove, minced
1
cup sliced fresh mushrooms
1
teaspoon grated lemon peel
1
tablespoon lemon juice
1/4
teaspoon salt
Dash pepper
2
tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 In medium saucepan, bring 8 cups water to a boil. Add orzo; cook 8 to 10 minutes or until of desired doneness, adding carrots during last 4 minutes of cooking time.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat until hot. Add onion and garlic; cook and stir 1 minute. Add mushrooms; cook and stir 2 to 3 minutes or until tender.
  • 3 Drain orzo. Add cooked orzo, lemon peel, lemon juice, salt and pepper to skillet; mix well. Reduce heat to low; cook about 1 minute or until thoroughly heated. Stir in parsley.
  • 1 In medium saucepan, bring 8 cups water to a boil. Add orzo; cook 8 to 10 minutes or until of desired doneness, adding carrots during last 4 minutes of cooking time.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat until hot. Add onion and garlic; cook and stir 1 minute. Add mushrooms; cook and stir 2 to 3 minutes or until tender.
  • 3 Drain orzo. Add cooked orzo, lemon peel, lemon juice, salt and pepper to skillet; mix well. Reduce heat to low; cook about 1 minute or until thoroughly heated. Stir in parsley.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Orzo looks like long-grain rice, but it´s actually pasta.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 2/3 Cup
Calories
190
(
Calories from Fat
35),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4g
4%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
150mg
150%;
Total Carbohydrate
33g
33%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
4g
4%
),
Protein
6g
6%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
170%;
Vitamin C
10%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.