Lemon and Spinach Orzo

Side Dishes

Lemon and Spinach Orzo

Simple, yet packed with flavor, this Lemon and Spinach Orzo is the perfect side dish for any fish or chicken menu.

Makes

4 servings (about 2½ cups)

Total Time

25 minutes

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Ingredients

SAUTÉ:

ADD:

OFF HEAT, STIR IN:

You can easily make this recipe vegetarian or vegan by swapping the chicken broth for vegetable broth, and the butter for olive oil or vegan butter.

Instructions

Sauté onion in oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat until softened, 35 minutes. Add garlic; cook until fragrant, 1 minute.

Add orzo and stir to coat; cook 12 minutes. Stir in broth and water, stirring often until liquid is absorbed and orzo is cooked, 910 minutes.

Off heat, stir in spinach, zest, butter, salt, pepper, and nutmeg until spinach wilts.

Nutritional Facts

Nutritional Facts

Per serving

Calories: 261

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 7g 10%

Saturated Fat 3g 15%

Cholesterol 8mg 2%

Sodium 531mg 22%

Carbs 42g 14%

Fiber 3g 12%

Protein 8g

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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