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Seasoned Orzo and Black Beans

Rated as 3.52 out of 5 Stars

"Simple dish, easily and quickly prepared, that can be served on its own for a complete meal. Orzo pasta resembles a short grain white rice, but takes less time to cook."
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Ingredients

25 m servings 295
Original recipe yields 6 servings

Directions

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  1. In a 4 quart saucepan, combine water and pasta. Cook over medium high heat until mixture comes to a full boil, 4 to 6 minutes. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until pasta is tender, 8 to 10 minutes.
  2. Stir in frozen vegetables, cover, and reduce heat to medium low. Cook until vegetables are tender crisp, 2 to 4 minutes. Do not overcook. Drain.
  3. Stir in beans, butter or margarine, tarragon, and thyme. Continue cooking until heated through. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 295 calories; 7.2 47.3 11.5 15 294 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

This is one of my favorite dishes. I have found that bow-tie pasta works as a good substitute for the orzo as it holds the ingredients together better and makes the dish a little more substanti...

Most helpful critical review

I did not care for this dish at all despite being a fan of black beans, orzo and veggies. The seasoning was off - no depth of flavour and the dish was dry and lifeless. Not a favorite for sure.

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This is one of my favorite dishes. I have found that bow-tie pasta works as a good substitute for the orzo as it holds the ingredients together better and makes the dish a little more substanti...

This was great! I altered it slightly: I added a small can of mushrooms (drained). Since I didn't a bag of frozen mixed veggies, I used a small bag of frozen peas. I didn't have tarragon, so ...

I did not care for this dish at all despite being a fan of black beans, orzo and veggies. The seasoning was off - no depth of flavour and the dish was dry and lifeless. Not a favorite for sure.

I really didn't like this. It may have been better with fresh vegetables, but I won't be trying it again to find out. The flavors were quite bland.

To me this was sort of bland, but the rest of the family thought it was good. We had it as a main course, but it is certainly more of a side dish. Also, I think I just have an aversion to frozen...

I really enjoyed this dish, especially because it is very healthy and very easy. (I reduced the butter to 1 TBS to lower the fat content. I also didn't cook the orzo for as long because I was af...

I agree, this was a little bland. I added some chili garlic paste and Parmesan and it was delicious.

I liked this recipe, but it was not one of my favorites. As a whole this was a little dry. I also did not used the seasonings that this called for, I used cajun seasoning and a little cumin. I ...

My family loved this! I used fake butter spray (counting calories). I also used Goya Adobo seasoning instead of the called for seasoning. It was a hit!