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Parmesan and Spinach Orzo

Rated as 3 out of 5 Stars
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"This creamy garlic, orzo, and spinach dish is a great accompaniment to any meal or can serve as an entree with a protein added."
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Ingredients

45 m servings 331
Original recipe yields 8 servings

Directions

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  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook orzo in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until cooked through but firm to the bite, about 11 minutes. Drain.
  2. Heat olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat; cook and stir onions and garlic until onions are translucent, about 10 minutes. Stir flour into onion mixture and cook until lightly browned, 3 to 4 minutes.
  3. Gradually pour milk into onion mixture while constantly beating with a whisk until sauce thickens, about 10 minutes. Add spinach to sauce and cook until spinach is slightly wilted, about 5 minutes.
  4. Mix Parmesan cheese into spinach sauce; cook and stir until cheese is melted, about 5 minutes. Fold orzo into spinach sauce and season with salt and pepper.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 331 calories; 9.7 45.8 15.6 18 289 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

I made a 1/2 recipe and used a smaller onion and it was fine. I also added some chopped mushrooms. I only had a few mushrooms left - next time I'll add more. I used kale/spinach mix and it wa...

Most helpful critical review

The family just didn't like it. As a rule of thumb.....don't add your garlic at the same time as your onions....it over cooks, turns brown, and then makes your dish bitter. The only thing I di...

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The family just didn't like it. As a rule of thumb.....don't add your garlic at the same time as your onions....it over cooks, turns brown, and then makes your dish bitter. The only thing I di...

I made a 1/2 recipe and used a smaller onion and it was fine. I also added some chopped mushrooms. I only had a few mushrooms left - next time I'll add more. I used kale/spinach mix and it wa...

once you correctly modify the recipe then its really good. Use 1/2 of an onion and 2 garlic cloves and about 4 tbsp of flour. Warning the sauce turns green from all of the spinach.

WAY too much onion. I had to season this a lot more to get it to not taste like milk sauce. I handed this recipe and it is way more than 4 servings worth. Could have fed 8 off of it.

Pretty hands on dish to make, but totally worth it. Excellent dish!!

Made it exactly as the recipe, we love onions, several times and each time it was wonderful. Makes plenty that for sure. I left a star out only because it has a lot of steps to it.