• Spinach Basil Orzo

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    Spinach Basil Orzo
    Prep: 10 min Cook: 15 min Servings: 4
    by Mary Joseph
    24 recipes
    Can you believe I *just* discovered Orzo about 2 months ago? I'm officially a huge fan and this is one of the many recipes I've come up with using a pasta that is in my top 3 faves.


    • 1 cup orzo
    • 1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
    • 1/4 cup basil, chopped
    • 1 cup spinach, chopped
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt


    1. Bring 4 cups water to a boil, add orzo, boil for about 7 minutes or until al dente. While water boils and orzo cooks, heat a small frying pan over medium heat and add pine nuts. Toss pine nuts around in pan until light brown, this happens pretty fast so don't walk away from this. When orzo is done drain and return to pot. Add pine nuts, olive oil, lemon juice, basil, spinach, garlic, Parmesan cheese and salt. Mix well, serve hot.

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    • ShaleeDP
      This looks good. Is this quite same with risotto?
      • Terri Jordan
        Terri Jordan
        mmmmm...this sounds great! I cannot wait to try it!

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