Quinoa & Orzo Pilaf with Mixed Veggies
- Servings Per Recipe: 6
- Amount Per Serving
- Calories: 151.6
- Total Fat: 3.8 g
- Cholesterol: 1.5 mg
- Sodium: 304.0 mg
- Total Carbs: 24.8 g
- Dietary Fiber: 2.6 g
- Protein: 5.0 g
IntroductionA delicious balanced side dish with protein dense quinoa, delicate orzo, and a full serving of vegetables in every serving. A delicious balanced side dish with protein dense quinoa, delicate orzo, and a full serving of vegetables in every serving.
1/2 cup dry quinoa
1/2 cup uncooked orzo
1 can reduced sodium chicken broth
1 cup water
6 ounces frozen mixed veggies
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
wedge of lemon
* Olive oil is hot when it runs like water around a saute pan. It can also be tested by dropping a few drips of water into the pan. If it sizzles, the oil is hot enough.
* Olive oil has a low smoke point - be careful not to overheat!
* Use a flavored olive oil (I like basil, lemon, and red pepper) for an extra kick of flavor!
Meanwhile, heat 1 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil in a saute pan over medium high heat. When the oil is hot enough, toss in the frozen vegetables and stir fry, about 5-8 minutes. Toss quinoa/orzo mixture with the cooked vegetables, with the juice from a wedge of lemon.
Serve hot (great with Greek Chicken, pictured)
Serving Size: Makes 6 one cup servings
Number of Servings: 6
Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user BURNEDEVE.