We love this quick skillet meal for busy evenings. The sausage and orzo simmer together in chicken broth, resulting in a creamy, risotto-like dish in under 30 minutes.

Diabetic Living Magazine
Source: Diabetic Living Magazine, Summer 2018

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Recipe Summary

active:
20 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Heat oil in a 12-inch cast-iron or other large heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Add sausage and onion; cook, stirring occasionally, until the sausage is browned, 3 to 4 minutes. Add orzo and garlic; cook, stirring, for 1 minute more.

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  • Stir in broth, crushed red pepper, and salt. Bring to a boil. Stir in broccolini (or broccoli). Reduce heat, cover and simmer until the orzo is tender, 8 to 10 minutes. Uncover and continue cooking until the broth is absorbed.

  • Stir in Parmesan and lemon zest. To serve, top with additional Parmesan and crushed red pepper, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

333 calories; protein 18g; carbohydrates 42g; dietary fiber 10g; sugars 4g; fat 10g; saturated fat 3g; cholesterol 46mg; sodium 557mg.
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Reviews (2)

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2 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
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Rating: 5 stars
04/13/2019
I used Aidelle s chicken and carmelized onion meatballs leeks instead of onion baby bok choy instead of brocollini and added mushrooms. Delicious easy and quick. Husband loved it. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/16/2019
Love this recipe. It is so easy to make and very tasty. It's a usual go to. Read More
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