Lemon, oregano and feta add zing to broccoli rabe tossed with whole-wheat orzo.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, March/April 2010


Recipe Summary

20 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add orzo and cook 3 minutes less than the package directions. Add broccoli rabe; cook 3 minutes more. Drain in a colander and gently press out as much water as possible.

  • Heat oil in the pot over medium heat. Add garlic; cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add oregano, salt, pepper, the broccoli rabe and orzo. Cook, stirring, until heated through, about 2 minutes. Remove from the heat; stir in feta and lemon juice.

Nutrition Facts

192 calories; protein 7.7g 16% DV; carbohydrates 19.6g 6% DV; exchange other carbs 1.5; dietary fiber 6.3g 25% DV; sugars 1g; fat 10g 15% DV; saturated fat 2.4g 12% DV; cholesterol 8.3mg 3% DV; vitamin a iu 3027.7IU 61% DV; vitamin c 26.8mg 45% DV; folate 98.7mcg 25% DV; calcium 175.7mg 18% DV; iron 2.5mg 14% DV; magnesium 28.3mg 10% DV; potassium 247.2mg 7% DV; sodium 269.1mg 11% DV; thiamin 0.2mg 20% DV.

Reviews (4)

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4 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
Easy to Make Well- I probably won't make this again. The broccoli rabe was just too bitter for me. I think if it had been cooked a different way or had more of a sauce on it I would have liked it more! Also- I would have added a little more Orzo to broccoli rabe- but that's just my personal preference! Pros: Easy to Make Cons: Broccoli Rabe too bitter Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This broccoli rabe dish is fantastic! I made a few changes in order to utilize items I already had on hand as well as cut the calories. I used wild rice in place of the orzo and used light feta cheese in place of the regular. I also eliminated the olive oil completely and used olive oil spray in place of it cutting 240 calories from the recipe! I've made this dish twice since I received my magazine and will definitely be putting it into my "vegetable rotation" on a regular basis! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I really liked this dish and it's super easy and fast to make. I substituted quinoa twisted pasta for the orzo and added chopped onion to the saute with the garlic (which added about 3 minutes to the saute time) and used organic feta. Will definitely be a regular a great way to eat that healthy broccoli. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
Good side but not enough for a meal I thought the flavors are great in the recipe and I like the textures. But there was not very much this would be 4 side dish sized servings. Also I used a little less oil than called for and it was still fairly oily you can definitely use less for this recipe. If I make it again I will double the recipe. Also wheat orzo is slightly difficult to find. Pros: flavor easy portable Cons: small portion oily Read More