Whole Wheat Orzo w/ Peas and Asparagus

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 2
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 374.7
  • Total Fat: 10.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 19.7 mg
  • Sodium: 356.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 52.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 13.3 g
  • Protein: 20.1 g

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Introduction

This is from the Prevention Heart Healthy Recipes collection, only this is half of the recipe since it's for dinner and lunch the next day. This is from the Prevention Heart Healthy Recipes collection, only this is half of the recipe since it's for dinner and lunch the next day.
Number of Servings: 2

Ingredients

    4 oz Whole Wheat Orzo
    1/2 lb trimmed and sliced Asparagus (1/2" pcs)
    3/4 Cup frozen pease
    1 tbs olive oil
    1.5 large cloves of garlic - sliced
    1 Tbsp fresh thyme - chopped
    1/4 cup reduced sodium chicken broth
    1/8 cup Parmesian Cheese

    The recipe also calls for 1 tbsp toasted pine nuts, but I couldn't find any... and for added protein I added 1/2 cup chopped skinless chicken breast strips.

Directions

Fill a sauce pan 2/3 of the way full with water and a pinch of salt, cover, and bring to a boil. Add the Orzo and cook for 6 minutes, stirring often. Then add the peas and asparagus, stirring often. Drain the mixture in a strainer.

Combine oil, garlic, and thyme in the pasta pot, over medium heat, and cook until garlic starts to turn golden brown, about 3 minutes. Then add the pasta/vegetable mixture and the chicken broth, and salt and pepper to taste if desired. Toss pasta until well coated with garlic mixture, and the it starts to absorb the liquid.

Remove from heat and stir in parmesian cheese. If using pine nuts mix in now... This is also where I added in the chicken.

Serving Size: Makes two servings.

Number of Servings: 2

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user NICOLESARAH41.