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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.

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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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!
Course Side Dish, vegetable
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 254kcal

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INGREDIENTS

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup Orzo, uncooked
  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken stock
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup snap peas
  • 1/4 cup unsalted peanuts, chopped
  • 2 tbsp champagne vinegar, or rice vinegar

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Heat 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 vinegar.

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 INFORMATION PER SERVING

Nutrition Facts
Orzo with Snap Peas and Peanuts
Amount Per Serving (0.5 cup)
Calories 254 Calories from Fat 84
% Daily Value*
Fat 9.36g14%
Saturated Fat 1.44g9%
Sodium 330.53mg14%
Potassium 294.15mg8%
Carbohydrates 33.25g11%
Fiber 2.57g11%
Sugar 2.52g3%
Protein 10.1g20%
Vitamin A 266.31IU5%
Vitamin C 14.7mg18%
Calcium 28.06mg3%
Iron 1.45mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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