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Minted Orzo Pilaf

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From EatingWell:  March/April 1999

Orzo is a small, rice-shaped pasta, made bright and savory here with fresh mint and chicken broth.

8 servings, about 3/4 cup each | Active Time: 30 minutes | Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

Preparation

  1. Bring broth to a simmer in a large saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Meanwhile, heat oil in a large deep skillet over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring frequently, until softened, about 5 minutes. Add orzo and cook, stirring constantly, until lightly toasted, 3 to 5 minutes.
  3. Add 1 cup simmering broth to the pan. Cook, stirring constantly with a long-handled spoon, until most of the liquid has been absorbed, about 1 minute.
  4. Adjust heat as necessary to maintain a simmer. Continue cooking and stirring, adding broth 1 cup at a time, until orzo is tender but still firm, 15 to 20 minutes total. Season with pepper, stir in mint and serve.

Nutrition

Per serving : 199 Calories; 3 g Fat; 1 g Sat; 1 g Mono; 4 mg Cholesterol; 35 g Carbohydrates; 9 g Protein; 2 g Fiber; 109 mg Sodium; 106 mg Potassium

2 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fat