Orzo & Onion Skillet

Orzo & Onion Skillet


PREP TIME: 15 MINUTES   |   COOKING TIME: 15 MINUTES

PREP TIME: 15 MINUTES   |   COOKING TIME: 15 MINUTES


INGREDIENTS

  • 1 jar (15 ounces) Aunt Nellie’s Holland-Style Onions
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup reduced-sodium, fat free chicken or vegetable broth
  • 3/4 cup uncooked orzo pasta
  • 1/2 cup frozen petite green peas
  • 2 tablespoons chopped chives or thinly sliced green onions (green part only)
  • Coarsely ground black pepper (optional)
  • Shredded Parmesan cheese (optional)
  • Additional chives or green onions (optional)

DIRECTIONS

Makes 4 servings.

  1. Drain onions; reserve liquid.
  2. In large nonstick skillet heat oil over medium-low heat until hot. Add garlic; cook 1 to 2 minutes to soften, stirring frequently (do not brown).
  3. Add broth and 1/2 cup onion liquid to skillet; bring to boil. Stir in orzo. Reduce heat to low; simmer uncovered about 12 minutes or until orzo is just al dente, stirring frequently. (Add additional onion liquid 1 tablespoon at a time as needed if mixture seems too dry during cooking.)
  4. Stir in onions, green peas and chives. Remove from heat. Sprinkle with pepper, Parmesan and chives, if desired.


NUTRITION INFORMATION

Per serving (1/4 of recipe): 241 calories; 7 g protein; 42 g carbohydrate; 5 g fat;   520 mg sodium; 0 mg cholesterol; 3 g dietary fiber; 2.18 mg iron; 0.39 mg thiamin; 435.87 IU vitamin A; 2.40 mg vitamin C.