Springtime Orzo

Spring for a change from the same old pasta salad with this snappy combination.

  • prep time 25 min
  • total time
  • ingredients 11
  • servings 3

Ingredients

1
cup uncooked orzo or rosamarina (rice-shaped pasta)
1
tablespoon butter or margarine
1/2
cup chopped green onions
1/4
cup chopped green bell pepper
6
oz. Canadian bacon, diced
1
(9-oz.) pkg. Green Giant® frozen sugar snap peas
1/2
teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
1/4
to 1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2
cup half-and-half
2
tablespoons shredded fresh Parmesan cheese
2
tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 In Dutch oven or large saucepan, cook orzo in lightly salted boiling water for 6 to 8 minutes or just until tender. Drain; cover to keep warm.
  • 2 In same Dutch oven, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add onions, bell pepper and bacon; cook and stir 1 to 2 minutes or until onions are tender. Reduce heat to medium. Add sugar snap peas; cook 2 minutes.
  • 3 Reduce heat to low. Stir in lemon-pepper seasoning, salt and half-and-half. Simmer 2 minutes or until warm. Stir in cheese, parsley and cooked orzo.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 1/3 Cups
    Calories
    450
    (
    Calories from Fat
    130),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    14g
    14%
    (Saturated Fat
    7g,
    7%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    55mg
    55%;
    Sodium
    1440mg
    1440%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    56g
    56%
    (Dietary Fiber
    5g
    5%
      Sugars
    10g
    10%
    ),
    Protein
    24g
    24%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    15%;
    Vitamin C
    25%;
    Calcium
    20%;
    Iron
    20%;
    Exchanges:
    3 1/2 Starch; 2 Lean Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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