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Seared Scallops with Lemon Orzo Recipe

Looking for an easy Seared Scallops with Lemon Orzo recipe? Learn how to make Seared Scallops with Lemon Orzo using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by gmon011108017

Makes 4 servings



Serve this easy but impressive meal with a green salad, garlic bread, and a crisp white wine. Tip: Sear the scallops while the orzo cooks.

Recipe Ingredients for Seared Scallops with Lemon Orzo

1/2 cup Onions
1 cup uncooked orzo (rice-shaped pasta)
1 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
1/2 cup dry white wine
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 1/2 pounds sea scallops
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Recipe Directions for Seared Scallops with Lemon Orzo

  1. Heat a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add onion to pan; sauté 3 minutes. Stir in pasta, broth, wine, and thyme; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and pasta is al dente. Stir in chopped chives and lemon juice. Keep warm.

  2. Heat oil in a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle scallops evenly with salt and pepper. Add scallops to pan; cook 3 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Serve with pasta mixture.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 328.6g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
363
Calories from Fat
39
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
4.3g
7%
Saturated Fat
0.5g
2%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
56mg
19%
Sodium
536mg
22%
Potassium
614mg
18%
Total Carbohydrates
38.8g
13%
Dietary Fiber
1.9g
8%
Sugars
3.3g
Protein
34.4g
Vitamin A 3% Vitamin C 18%
Calcium 5% Iron 12%
* 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
95% confidence
C+
  Good points
  • Very low in saturated fat
  • High in phosphorus
  • High in selenium
  • High in vitamin B12
  •   Bad points
  • Contains alcohol
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