Mendi's Favorite Orzo

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This is a fast, low budget and vegetarian friendly side dish, meal or potluck dish. It serves 2 as a meal and 4 as a side dish. Use pan drippings for added flavor.

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Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup orzo pasta

  • 1 ½ tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 (8 ounce) package sliced fresh mushrooms

  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 1 ½ tablespoons melted butter

  • ½ cup frozen corn kernels, thawed

  • ½ cup frozen green peas, thawed

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

Directions

  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the orzo pasta, and cook until al dente, 6 to 7 minutes; drain.

  2. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the mushrooms, and season with onion powder, salt, and pepper. Cook and stir until the mushrooms have softened and released their liquid, about 5 minutes. Stir in the butter, corn, peas, parsley, and cooked orzo pasta. Season to taste with salt and pepper, and serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

266 Calories
10g Fat
37g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 266
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 12mg 4%
Sodium 58mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 37g 13%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 8mg 42%
Calcium 18mg 1%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 316mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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