Skip to main content New this month
Get the Allrecipes magazine

Colorful Garlic Orzo

Rated as 4.25 out of 5 Stars

"This dish is fast, easy, colorful, healthy, and delicious! Don't skip the chicken broth; it adds essential flavor to the dish. I like mine extra garlicky and go for the full 6 cloves, but it's plenty flavorful with less. You can use just about any veggies or meat in this recipe and it will still be great. I use all frozen veggies so I only need to shop for tomatoes, and even those I could use canned if I feel lazy, making this a true from-the-pantry meal with no shopping required."
Added to shopping list. Go to shopping list.

Ingredients

40 m servings 484 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings

Directions

{{model.addEditText}} Print
  • Prep

  • Cook

  • Ready In

  1. Bring chicken broth to a boil. Cook orzo in the boiling broth, stirring occasionally, until cooked through but firm to the bite, about 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from heat; do not drain.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat; cook and stir turkey in the hot skillet until crumbly and evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Stir garlic and red pepper flakes into turkey; cook for 1 minute. Reduce heat to medium. Add spinach, broccoli, tomatoes, peas, carrots, orzo, and broth to the turkey mixture and cook, stirring often, until spinach is wilted and tomatoes begin to split, 5 to 10 minutes. Season with salt and black pepper.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • I usually use a heaping 1/2 teaspoon of the red pepper flakes. This dish is very light but the garlic and red pepper flakes give it tons of flavor!
  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 484 calories; 10.5 g fat; 62.9 g carbohydrates; 37.3 g protein; 87 mg cholesterol; 782 mg sodium. Full nutrition

Similar recipes

Reviews

Read all reviews 9
  1. 12 Ratings

  2.  
    Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars
  3.  
    Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars
  4.  
    Rated as 3 out of 5 Stars
  5.  
    Rated as 2 out of 5 Stars
  6.  
    Rated as 1 out of 5 Stars
Most helpful positive review

love this recipe! easy to substitute vegetables or pasta for your taste! I reduced ground meat to 1 pd and added 1 pd mushrooms which gave a more earthy flavor, reduced sodium by using 2 cups b...

Most helpful critical review

I tried this recipe as written. Even though I use quality turkey, the end result was a "bleh" taste with a unpalatable texture. I think this recipe would do better without meat or perhaps lefto...

Most helpful
Most positive
Least positive
Newest

love this recipe! easy to substitute vegetables or pasta for your taste! I reduced ground meat to 1 pd and added 1 pd mushrooms which gave a more earthy flavor, reduced sodium by using 2 cups b...

I tried this recipe as written. Even though I use quality turkey, the end result was a "bleh" taste with a unpalatable texture. I think this recipe would do better without meat or perhaps lefto...

Used all veggies as recipe called but unfortunately cut the garlic in half. Found it better with added garlic salt. Will learn next time to keep garlic as indicated or even more. Didn't have che...

Easy to make, I even added a bit of Feta Cheese!

I made this to have our family try something different....WE ALL LOVED IT!! We used fresh, not frozen....Switched out carrots & peas for yellow squash & zucchini....I sautéed all the veggies (ex...

I want to start by saying that I think this is an amazing base recipe that can be changed up in so many ways to suit personal preference! I used all fresh veggies instead of frozen, and cut up r...

So good! Made this tonight for my fella to try something different. Just added extra garlic, and only used the ground turkey, regular tomatoes, black olives, a little olive oil, broccoli, and a ...

Everyone loved it. I used fresh shredded carrots & broccoli. The table added soy sauce and hit-sweet sauce making it Oriental!

Loved it!! I used homemade shredded rotisserie chicken.. It was lovely ... Maybe could have cooked the orzo less - but that is a personal preference to how I like my pasta. Yum!