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Orzo with Cherry Tomatoes, Capers and Lemon Recipe

Looking for an easy Orzo with cherry tomatoes, capers and lemon recipe? Learn how to make Orzo with cherry tomatoes, capers and lemon using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by cgeorge_2009

Makes 4 servings



This simple pasta dish lends itself to variation. Try it with different herbs, add slivers of spinach or replace the tomatoes with sauteed mushrooms.

Recipe Ingredients for Orzo with cherry tomatoes, capers and lemon

2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
1 garlic clove, minced
1 cup orzo
2 cups chicken stock, vegetable stock or broth
2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
2 teaspoons capers, drained and finely chopped
1 tablespoon pine nuts, finely chopped
1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Recipe Directions for Orzo with cherry tomatoes, capers and lemon

  1. Directions

  2. In a frying pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the tomatoes and garlic and cook until the tomatoes are tender, about 3 minutes. Set aside.

  3. In a large saucepan, combine the orzo and chicken stock over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low, cover and simmer until the pasta is al dente (tender), about 7 minutes. Remove from the heat and let stand, covered, until almost all of the liquid is absorbed, about 3 minutes.

  4. Add the thyme, capers, pine nuts, cheese, lemon zest, salt and pepper and toss gently to mix. Add the tomato mixture and toss until all the ingredients are evenly distributed. Spoon the pasta into warmed individual bowls and serve immediately.

Categories

Side Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 248.7g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
234
Calories from Fat
51
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
5.7g
9%
Saturated Fat
0.9g
4%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
1mg
0%
Sodium
595mg
25%
Potassium
308mg
9%
Total Carbohydrates
36.2g
12%
Dietary Fiber
1.4g
6%
Sugars
2.5g
Protein
9.3g
Vitamin A 13% Vitamin C 20%
Calcium 4% Iron 7%
* 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
B
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • Very low in cholesterol
  •   Bad points
  • High in sodium
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