Orzo pasta makes a tasty side dish when cooked with vegetables, garbanzo beans, and cashews or almonds.

Diabetic Living Magazine
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a large saucepan cook the frozen vegetables and pasta according to pasta package directions, except omit any oil or salt. Drain. Return pasta mixture to saucepan.

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  • Stir in garbanzo beans, undrained tomatoes, spaghetti sauce and thyme. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 5 minutes.

  • Before serving, stir in cashews (or almonds). Sprinkle each serving with mozzarella cheese.

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Recipe ID: R051010 // Usage Id: 1620946374 // Publication: Diabetic Living (www.recipe.com) // URL: http://Diabetic Living (www.recipe.com)/nutty-orzo-and-vegetables/ // Number of Servings: 2 // Nutrition Facts (per serving) : 379 cal., 7 g total fat (2 g sat. fat), 3 mg chol., 453 mg sodium, 67 g carb., // 12 g fiber, 5 g sugar, 16 g pro. // Daily Values: 0% vit. A, 74% vit. A, 153% vit. C, 14% calcium, 22% iron // Exchanges: 3 1/2 starch, 3 vegetables, 1/2 fat // Combo: EF SF HPRO HPREG VEGE

Nutrition Facts

380 calories; protein 15.9g 32% DV; carbohydrates 67g 22% DV; exchange other carbs 4.5; dietary fiber 11.6g 46% DV; sugars 4.5g; fat 7g 11% DV; saturated fat 1.5g 8% DV; cholesterol 2.5mg 1% DV; vitamin a iu 3677.4IU 74% DV; vitamin c 91.8mg 153% DV; calcium 135.7mg 14% DV; iron 3.9mg 22% DV; magnesium 80mg 29% DV; potassium 746.3mg 21% DV; sodium 453.1mg 18% DV.