Orzo a Moda da Primavera

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Recipe: #24047

June 11, 2016

"This recipe makes for a really nice flavorful dish which includes one of my favorite veggies; fresh asparagus."

Original is 7 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (189.8 g)
  • Calories 191.4
  • Total Fat - 5.7 g
  • Saturated Fat - 1.8 g
  • Cholesterol - 6 mg
  • Sodium - 553.8 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 29.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 5.5 g
  • Sugars - 2.5 g
  • Protein - 7.7 g
  • Calcium - 122.7 mg
  • Iron - 2.3 mg
  • Vitamin C - 20.9 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Combine water and salt in a large Dutch oven; bring to a boil.

Step 2

Add orzo and cook 5 minutes.

Step 3

Add asparagus and cook 4 more minutes.

Step 4

Drain and set aside in a large serving bowl.

Step 5

Cook garlic and bell pepper in butter and olive oil in Dutch oven over medium heat, stirring constantly for approximately 1 minute or until crisp-tender.

Step 6

Add peas; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly.

Step 7

Add chicken broth, lemon rind, and white pepper; bring to a boil and cook one minute.

Step 8

Add vegetable mixture to orzo mixture, tossing well.

Step 9

Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Serve immediately.


No special items needed.

2 Reviews


So easy to make and a great side for practically any dish! We enjoyed with baked chicken and roasted acorn squash. This is really quick to put together, so I highly recommend it for a weeknight after working all day! Thanks for sharing. Made for FYC tag game.


review by:
(16 Nov 2017)


Easy peasy to put together with wonderful flavours! Made for 3 serves. I only made one change, used jarred roasted peppers as that is what I had on hand. Both of us thoroughly enjoyed this pasta dish. Served with baked chicken and a side salad. Thanks for sharing! Made for Billboard Recipe Tag.


review by:
(7 Jul 2016)

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