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Springtime Orzo

Springtime Orzo
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 0 min
  • Ingredients 11
  • Servings 3
Spring for a change from the same old pasta salad with this snappy combination.
Updated September 29, 2008
Bake-Off® Contest 38, 1998
Bake-Off® Contest 38, 1998
Karen Shankles
Knoxville, Tennessee

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. 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

Steps

  • 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 Facts

Serving Size: 1 1/3 Cups
Calories
450
Calories from Fat
130
Total Fat
14g
22%
Saturated Fat
7g
35%
Cholesterol
55mg
18%
Sodium
1440mg
60%
Total Carbohydrate
56g
19%
Dietary Fiber
5g
20%
Sugars
10g
Protein
24g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
25%
25%
Calcium
20%
20%
Iron
20%
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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