Toasted Sesame Orzo

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"This is a low-fat, low-sodium recipe from a diabetic cookbook Lori (ahmafor3) sent me in a swap a couple of years ago."

Original recipe yields 3 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (240.9 g)
  • Calories 461.1
  • Total Fat - 18.8 g
  • Saturated Fat - 3.4 g
  • Cholesterol - 8.1 mg
  • Sodium - 607.9 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 53.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 11.4 g
  • Sugars - 2.9 g
  • Protein - 24.2 g
  • Calcium - 476.3 mg
  • Iron - 9.6 mg
  • Vitamin C - 11.3 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step 1

Cook orzo pasta according to package directions, omitting salt. Drain and set aside.

Step 2

Melt butter in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add spinach and garlic; cook over medium heat until spinach is wilted.

Step 3

Stir in milk, cheese, oregano, paprika, pepper and pasta. Cook over low heat until heated through.

Step 4

Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve immediately.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



Wonderful orzo recipe! one thing missing was the garlic I added in some garlic powder, very tasty and my family liked this!

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(22 Jan 2013)


Wonderful orzo recipe! I made this as directed with dried oregano. I didn't bother to chop my spinach as it wilts so much. I also didn't have quite enough toasted sesame seeds, but it was nice to use up what I had! Hubby and I both enjoyed this tasty dish with barbecue sauced boneless skinless chicken breasts. Freddy Cat says thanks for the Toasty stuff! Made for the Billboard tag game.

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(30 Mar 2012)


Great side with baked chicken! Easy to prepare and very satisfying. I will make it often, now that I have the recipe. Loved it Mikekey! Linda

(12 Feb 2012)