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Orzo with Peppers & Spinach

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Makes

6 servings

Sweet bell peppers are a good source of vitamin C, which helps the body fight infection and absorb folate and iron. And what bright flavor and color! —Tammi Kettenbach, Jerseyville, Illinois
Orzo with Peppers & Spinach Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1 cup uncooked orzo pasta (about 8 ounces)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium sweet orange pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium sweet yellow pepper, chopped
  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

  1. Cook orzo according to package directions; drain.
  2. Meanwhile, in large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat; saute peppers and mushrooms until tender. Add garlic and seasonings; cook and stir 1 minute.
  3. Stir in spinach until wilted. Stir in orzo and cheese; heat through.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 196 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 6mg cholesterol, 232mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 7g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.

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