Lemon Herbed Orzo Pasta

Lemon Herbed Orzo Pasta

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From: Diabetic Living Magazine

This quick and easy lemony and herb pasta dish makes a delicious side. Try adding chicken or shrimp for a more complete meal.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 1 cup dried orzo pasta
  • ¼ cup pasta cooking water
  • 1½ teaspoons finely shredded lemon peel
  • 1 tablespoon thinly sliced fresh basil
  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh chives
  • 2 teaspoons snipped fresh thyme
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

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  1. Cook dried orzo pasta according to package directions. Drain pasta. Return pasta and reserved pasta water to saucepan. Stir in finely shredded lemon peel, thinly sliced fresh basil, snipped fresh chives, snipped fresh thyme, salt, and ground black pepper. Cook and stir over medium heat until water is absorbed. Serve warm.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 serving
  • Per serving: 159 calories; 1 g fat(-1 g sat); 2 g fiber; 32 g carbohydrates; 6 g protein; 1 g sugars; 148 mg sodium;
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 2

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