Orzo with Mint, Peas & Parmesan

Orzo with Mint, Peas & Parmesan

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From: Diabetic Living Magazine

This refreshing side dish is the perfect addition to any barbeque or picnic.

Ingredients 6 servings

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  • 1 cup dried orzo pasta (6 oz.)
  • 1½ cups fresh sugar snap pea pods, sliced diagonally
  • 1 lemon
  • ⅓ cup freshly shredded Parmesan cheese
  • ¼ cup snipped fresh mint (see Tips)
  • 2 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon white wine vinegar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Preparation

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  1. Cook orzo according to package directions, adding snap peas the last 1 minute; drain. Rinse with cold water; drain again.
  2. Meanwhile, remove 1 tsp. zest and squeeze 2 Tbsp. juice from lemon. In a medium bowl combine lemon zest and juice and the remaining ingredients. Add orzo mixture, stirring to coat. If desired, cover and chill up to 4 hours before serving.
  • Tips: Chill up to 24 hours, but leave out the mint until ready to serve.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: ½ cup
  • Per serving: 173 calories; 6 g fat(1 g sat); 2 g fiber; 24 g carbohydrates; 6 g protein; 124 mcg folate; 3 mg cholesterol; 2 g sugars; 365 IU vitamin A; 12 mg vitamin C; 77 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 176 mg sodium; 140 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Folate (31% daily value), Vitamin C (20% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings:
  • Exchanges: 1½ starch, 1 fat

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