Creamy Vegetable Orzo

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(11) 8 Reviews
Prep Time
10
min.
Total Time
35
min.
Servings

6 servings, about 1/2 cup each

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  • Heat oil in large skillet on medium heat. Add onions; cook 4 min., stirring frequently. Stir in peppers and corn; cook and stir 2 min. Add orzo; cook and stir 1 min.
  • Stir in broth; bring to boil on high heat. Simmer on medium-low heat 10 to 12 min. or until orzo and vegetables are tender and most the liquid is absorbed, stirring occasionally.
  • Add reduced-fat cream cheese; cook 1 to 2 min. or until cream cheese is melted and sauce is well blended, stirring constantly.

Special Extra

Add 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh herbs, such as basil or rosemary, to the cooked vegetables with the broth.

Servings

  • 6 servings, about 1/2 cup each

Healthy Living

  • Good source of vitamin A or C
  • Generally Nutritious
  • Diabetes Center

Diabetes Center

  • Carb Choices: 2 Carb Choice

Diet Exchange

  • 1-1/2 Starch
  • 1 Vegetable
  • 1 Fat

Nutrition Bonus

The red and green peppers in this creamy side dish provide an excellent source of vitamin C.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 6 servings, about 1/2 cup each
AMOUNT PER SERVING
Calories 180
% Daily Value
Total fat 6g
Saturated fat 2.5g
Cholesterol 15mg
Sodium 270mg
Carbohydrate 25g
Dietary fiber 2g
Sugars 4g
Protein 7g
   
Vitamin A 15 %DV
Vitamin C 30 %DV
Calcium 4 %DV
Iron 6 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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  • lsurchik | Mon, May 12 2014 7:33 PM

    Good change up to the side/vegetable. We added fresh zucchini. Thanks KRAFT!

  • rsue!! | Sat, Mar 9 2013 6:45 PM

  • Betsyk13 | Sun, May 22 2011 6:21 PM

    This a an excellent, flavorful, side dish! It tastes delicious AND it's fairly healthy! Even the kids LOVED IT!! : )

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