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Orzo with Snap Peas and Peanuts packs amazing flavor and crunch in every bite! And this dish is healthy too, with lots of protein and fiber!

Orzo with Snap Peas and Peanuts


Orzo with Snap Peas and Peanuts packs amazing flavor and crunch in every bite! And this dish is healthy too, with lots of protein and fiber!

Orzo with Snap Peas and Peanuts packs amazing flavor and crunch in every bite! And this dish is healthy too, with lots of protein and fiber!

 

 

Orzo is one of my favorites kinds of pasta. It reminds me of the Rice-A-Roni I used to eat growing up. My favorite part was the smell of the rice browning in the butter…who could resist that? With this recipe, the Orzo is browned in olive oil, but the smell is still amazing! Add in snap the snap peas and peanuts and this dish is heard to resist. And to top it off, the vinegar gives it a slightly Asian flare your family will love! Make this a one-pot meal by adding in cooked chicken or shrimp!

One of the best things about Orzo is it’s quick to cook (no vats of boiling water needed!) And this easy recipe takes less than 20 minute to make…how easy is that? Served hot or cold, as an entree or a side dish, this colorful side dish will be a hit!

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Orzo with Snap Peas and Peanuts packs amazing flavor and crunch in every bite! And this dish is healthy too, with lots of protein and fiber!

 

This is how I make my Orzo with Snap Peas and Peanuts. This recipe has been loosely adapted from Cooking Light.

 

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Orzo with Snap Peas and Peanuts packs amazing flavor and crunch in every bite! And this dish is healthy too, with lots of protein and fiber!

Orzo with Snap Peas and Peanuts

  • Author: Christine
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 3 cups 1x
  • Category: side dish
  • Method: Stove Top

Description

Orzo with Snap Peas and Peanuts packs amazing flavor and crunch in every bite! And this dish is healthy too, with lots of protein and fiber!


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Ingredients

1 TBSP olive oil
1 cup whole-wheat Orzo, uncooked
2 cups low-sodium chicken stock
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup fresh snap peas
1/4 cup unsalted peanuts,chopped
2 TBSP champagne vinegar


Instructions

Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
Add uncooked orzo to the pan and cook 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally until the orzo becomes fragrant and just starts to turn golden.
Add the unsalted chicken stock and salt to the skillet and bring to a boil. Boil 8-10 minutes until the liquid is almost absorbed.
Add in the snap peas, cover and cook for 2 minutes.
Remove the skillet from the heat and stir in unsalted peanuts and champagne vinegar.
Serve warm.



Notes

Note- substitute rice vinegar or another mild vinegar for the champagne vinegar. If using plain white vinegar, reduce vinegar to 1 TBSP and add 1 TBSP water.
Note – reduce fat by using olive oil cooking spray instead of the 1 TBSP olive oil.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/2 cup

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