Orzo with Peas

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 223.9
  • Total Fat: 3.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 5.5 mg
  • Sodium: 453.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 40.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.4 g
  • Protein: 7.7 g

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This is a great side dish or can be easily adjusted/changed to accomdate your taste. This is a great side dish or can be easily adjusted/changed to accomdate your taste.
Number of Servings: 4


    14 oz of Vegetable Broth
    1 Cup of Orzo Pasta
    2 Tbs. of Butter or Margarine (or you can use olive oil)
    1 Cup Frozen Peas, thawed
    1 Cup Bell Peppers (Red, Orange, Yellow)
    1/8 tsp Black Pepper
    1/2 tsp Chipotle seasoning


Bring broth, water, and butter (oil) to a boil. Add Orzo and chipotle seasoning. Reduce heat to medium, stirring frequently so pasta does not stick to bottom of pan (about 10 minutes). When the liquid is about all absorbed by pasta, add peas, peppers, and black pepper. Reduce to low and cook until peas and peppers are heated through.

I used red, orange, and yellow peppers when I made this and it was amazing. Of course this recipe can be adjusted to just about anything you want to add or take out. One of the times I made this I added imitation crab meat for a protein source and ate the dish as a meal with one round Pillsbury croissant. It was very filling and satisfying.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user MYMAGEN.

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  • I was serving this with Basil-Tomato Tuna Steaks (on SparkRecipes) and wanted it a bit Italian...added basil and Parmesan instead of Chipolte seasoning. only used 1tsp butter and 1 t. oil to saute the peppers in. It was a perfect accompaniement. - 8/17/09

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  • I used chicken broth and left out the peppers. I then added a can of artichoke hearts and some low-fat Mexican cheese blend. Very easy to make and very delicious. - 7/9/09

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