Mediterranean Orzo Pilaf Recipe

Looking for an easy Mediterranean Orzo Pilaf recipe? Learn how to make Mediterranean Orzo Pilaf using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by because7

Makes 4 servings



1/2 box of orzo Without Feta Without Turkey Sausage With sausage, add 56 cal, 3g fat, .75g sat fat, 26g chol, 165mg sodium, 1.5g carb, .4g sugar, 6g protein

Recipe Ingredients for Mediterranean Orzo Pilaf

1.33 cups (8 oz.) Orzo, uncooked
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
2 1/4 cups water
2 chicken bouillon cubes
1/2 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1 cup chopped fresh tomato
1 cup fresh spinach, cut into thin strips
2 tablespoons finely chopped Kalamata olives

Recipe Directions for Mediterranean Orzo Pilaf

  1. In large skillet over medium heat, melt butter; add orzo.

  2. Cook, stirring frequently, until golden brown, about 3 minutes.

  3. Stir in water, bouillon and seasonings; heat to boiling, stirring to dissolve bouillon.

  4. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered 10 minutes.

  5. Stir in tomato and spinach; cover.

  6. Cook 5 minutes or until almost all liquid is absorbed, STIRRING OCCASIONALLY to prevent sticking.

  7. Stir in olives and feta cheese, if desired.

  8. 4 servings (about 1 cup each).

Categories

Main Dish, Mediterranean

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 247.8g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
280
Calories from Fat
68
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
7.6g
12%
Saturated Fat
3.8g
19%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
16mg
5%
Sodium
395mg
16%
Potassium
144mg
4%
Total Carbohydrates
44.5g
15%
Dietary Fiber
0.7g
3%
Sugars
1.4g
Protein
7.9g
Vitamin A 24% Vitamin C 11%
Calcium 2% Iron 2%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
C-
  Good points
  • Low in cholesterol
  • Low in sugar
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