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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Mediterranean Orzo Recipe

Mediterranean Orzo with Gardein Chick'n Scallopini

6 oz Orzo pasta
2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 small head garlic
Black Pepper
Basil (fresh or dried)
Meyer Lemon
Fresh parmesan

Set oven to 400, cut the top off of head of garlic, wrap tightly in foil and roast for 45 minutes.  (You can do this earlier in the day)  Bring a saucepan half full of water to a boil and add orzo.  Cook for 9-10 minutes.  Strain pasta, add olive oil, roasted garlic, basil and black pepper.  Stir and allow to sit on simmer for about 3 minutes to let the flavors marry.  Serve and squeeze half a Meyer Lemon over the top of each serving.  (Cut side up to keep seeds in the lemon half)  Sprinkle 1 tbsp of shaved parmesan on the orzo and top with protein of your choice.  Pictured is a Gardein Chick'n Scallopini filet which was so so until it was cut up into strips and mixed in with the orzo which the hubby loved.  Serves 2.

Nutritional Information for Orzo only:  Cal 475, Fat 17g, (Sat 3g, Poly 1g, Mono 10g), Cholesterol 4mg, Sodium 57 mg, Carbs 66g, Fiber 3g, Protein  13g, Vitamin C 7%, Calcium 8%, Iron 16%

I will update this recipe/nutritional info when I try it with Whole Wheat Orzo.


  1. Sounds yummy!!! I was looking for whole wheat orzo, but couldn't find it....I'll keep looking. :)

  2. I heard Whole Foods has some. I may go out that way today and report back! :)


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