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Spinach Orzo

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Spinach Orzo
  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 37 min
  • Servings 8
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So-good-for-you orzo, flavored with spinach, carrot, basil and Parmesan, is just the right mix for a tasty dinner fix!

Ingredients

2
teaspoons margarine
2
garlic cloves, finely chopped
1
small carrot, coarsely shredded (1/2 cup)
1
carton (32 oz) Progresso™ chicken broth (4 cups)
2
cups uncooked orzo or rosamarina pasta (12 ounces)
3
cups thinly sliced fresh spinach
3
tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
1
tablespoon chopped fresh basil leaves or 1 teaspoon dried basil leaves
Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  • 1 Melt margarine in 3-quart saucepan over medium heat. Cook garlic and carrot in margarine about 2 minutes, stirring occasionally, until carrot is tender.
  • 2 Stir in broth, pasta and spinach. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer 15 to 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until broth is absorbed. Stir in remaining ingredients before serving.
Tips  

Diets rich in fruits and vegetables--and the antioxidants they contain--may help slow the age-related declines of the brain and nervous system.

Use a 10-ounce package of frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed to drain, instead of the fresh spinach.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
160
(
Calories from Fat
25
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
3 g
(
Saturated Fat
1 g
)
Cholesterol
0mg
Sodium
400 mg
Potassium
220 mg
Total Carbohydrate
27 g
(
Dietary Fiber
2 g
)
Protein
8 g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
22%
22%
Vitamin C
2%
2%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 2 Vegetable; 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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