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Creamy Vegetable Orzo

Creamy Vegetable Orzo is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 11.
Prep Time
10
min.
Total Time
35
min.
Servings

6 servings, about 1/2 cup each

They'll be surprised to hear this Creamy Vegetable Orzo is a Healthy Living recipe! (That is, if you care to even mention the fact.)

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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.

How to Store Dried Pasta

Dried pasta will last almost indefinitely if stored in an airtight glass or plastic container in a cool dark place. Dried whole wheat pasta can turn rancid, however, so should be used within the recommended time listed on the package.

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
Total fat 6g
Saturated fat 2.5g
Cholesterol 15mg
Sodium 270mg
Carbohydrate 25g
Dietary fiber 2g
Sugars 4g
Protein 7g
% Daily Value
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.

Ratings & Reviews

Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very quick and easy. Very quick and easy. Prepared twice recently, modified the second time, tasty both times, 2 yr old grandson likes it very much. Substitutions = 6 oz elbow mac for orzo (don't know weight of 3/4 cup orzo), frozen mixed peppers for fresh. Additions = 1 cup frozen peas, approx 6oz more broth, 1/4 cup more cream cheese to compensate for add'l pasta and peas. Any veggies could be used/added with add'l broth and cream cheese to compensate for additions. Favorite herb would be a nice addition.
Date published: 2011-03-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This was so easy to make. This was so easy to make. I didn't have a red pepper so I only used a green pepper and I didn't have frozen corn so I used drained a can of corn. It was so good!!
Date published: 2010-09-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This recipe was easy and delicious, even my son who is a picky eater enjoyed. This recipe was easy and delicious, even my son who is a picky eater enjoyed. I did add a little more pasta and some cubed ham to the dish.
Date published: 2010-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This a an excellent, flavorful, side dish! This a an excellent, flavorful, side dish! It tastes delicious AND it's fairly healthy! Even the kids LOVED IT!! : )
Date published: 2011-05-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from very easy to make and good flavor mixture. very easy to make and good flavor mixture. I used whole wheat orzo for extra fiber and it turned out wonderfully.
Date published: 2011-02-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from This recipe was ok, but nothing noteworthy. This recipe was ok, but nothing noteworthy. It was bland. Was edible but wouldn't make again.
Date published: 2011-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This dish was fast to prepare and VERY flavorful. This dish was fast to prepare and VERY flavorful. I will absolutely prepare this dish again.
Date published: 2010-09-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good change up to the side/vegetable. Good change up to the side/vegetable. We added fresh zucchini. Thanks KRAFT!
Date published: 2014-05-13
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