Orzo and Spinach Recipe

Looking for an easy Orzo and Spinach recipe? Learn how to make Orzo and Spinach using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by bethstoner

Makes 4 servings



Orzo, spinach, pine nuts, and feta

Recipe Ingredients for Orzo and Spinach

14 oz uncooked Orzo
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
3/4 cup pine nuts
5 oz baby spinach
1/8 cup balsamic vinegar
6 oz crumbled feta cheese
1 salt to taste

Recipe Directions for Orzo and Spinach

  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes. (Firm or slightly undercooked orzo works best for this dish.) Drain, transfer to a mixing bowl, and set aside.

  2. Heat olive oil and butter in a large skillet over medium high heat, stirring to blend. Stir in garlic, basil, and red pepper flakes, and reduce heat to medium. Stir in pine nuts and cook until lightly browned. Add spinach, cover, and cook on low heat for 5 minutes, or until spinach is wilted.

  3. Toss spinach mixture with orzo pasta. Portion onto serving plates with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar and a sprinkling of crumbled feta cheese and chopped tomatoes. Allow guests to adjust seasoning with salt, as needed. Enjoy!

Categories

Vegetarian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 225.8g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
768
Calories from Fat
378
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
42.0g
65%
Saturated Fat
11.0g
55%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
46mg
15%
Sodium
563mg
23%
Potassium
389mg
11%
Total Carbohydrates
86.1g
29%
Dietary Fiber
5.8g
23%
Sugars
2.9g
Protein
22.5g
Vitamin A 74% Vitamin C 17%
Calcium 25% Iron 15%
* 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 cholesterol
  • Low in sugar
  • High in manganese
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