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

Source: EatingWell Magazine, March/April 1999


Recipe Summary

30 mins

Nutrition Profile:



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Instructions Checklist
  • Bring broth to a simmer in a large saucepan over medium heat.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 Facts

191 calories; protein 8.6g; carbohydrates 34.5g; dietary fiber 1.9g; sugars 3g; fat 2.4g; saturated fat 0.4g; vitamin a iu 156.6IU; vitamin c 2.6mg; folate 13mcg; calcium 19.8mg; iron 2.1mg; magnesium 29mg; potassium 260mg; sodium 419.8mg; thiamin 0.4mg.

2 starch, 1 fat