Easy Caprese Orzo

You can never have too many side dish recipes, so give Easy Caprese Orzo a try. This recipe makes 4 servings with 233 calories, 10g of protein, and 7g of fat each. For $1.23 per serving, this recipe covers 9% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. 6 people have tried and liked this recipe. Head to the store and pick up kosher salt, water, grape tomatoes, and a few other things to make it today. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes approximately 25 minutes. It is brought to you by Sugar Dish Me. With a spoonacular score of 49%, this dish is solid. Try Caprese Orzo Salad, Caprese Chicken Orzo Salad, and Mixed Berry Caprese Orzo Salad for similar recipes.

Servings: 4

Preparation duration: 5 minutes

Cooking duration: 20 minutes

 

Ingredients:

½ cup shredded Asiago cheese (or mozzarella!!), plus more to garnish

1½ cups broth (chicken or vegetable)

¼ cup fresh basil, chopped, plus more to garnish

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 cup grape tomatoes, halved

½ teaspoon kosher salt

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 cup dry orzo

water, as needed

Equipment:

frying pan

Cooking instruction summary:

Heat the olive oil in a large skillet. Add the garlic and salt and cook over medium high heat for only a minute until fragrant (don't let the garlic burn! Burned garlic tastes bitter). Then add cup of the orzo. Stir it around to let it toast for a minute or two.Add the remaining orzo and cup of the broth. Stir everything around in the pan until the pasta absorbs the liquid. Toss in the tomatoes and the remaining 1 cup of broth. Stir occasionally until the pasta absorbs the liquid.If the pasta is still undercooked, add water cup at a time, stirring a little between each addition, until the liquid is absorbed and the pasta is a tender al dente.Stir in the cheese and the basil and serve the orzo warm.Top each serving with a little more cheese and basil.

 

Step by step:


1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet.

2. Add the garlic and salt and cook over medium high heat for only a minute until fragrant (don't let the garlic burn! Burned garlic tastes bitter). Then add cup of the orzo. Stir it around to let it toast for a minute or two.

3. Add the remaining orzo and cup of the broth. Stir everything around in the pan until the pasta absorbs the liquid. Toss in the tomatoes and the remaining 1 cup of broth. Stir occasionally until the pasta absorbs the liquid.If the pasta is still undercooked, add water cup at a time, stirring a little between each addition, until the liquid is absorbed and the pasta is a tender al dente.Stir in the cheese and the basil and serve the orzo warm.Top each serving with a little more cheese and basil.


Nutrition Information:

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232k Calories
9g Protein
7g Total Fat
31g Carbs
9% Health Score
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Calories
232k
12%

Fat
7g
11%

  Saturated Fat
2g
17%

Carbohydrates
31g
11%

  Sugar
2g
3%

Cholesterol
8mg
3%

Sodium
859mg
37%

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Protein
9g
20%

Selenium
26µg
38%

Manganese
0.43mg
22%

Calcium
172mg
17%

Phosphorus
169mg
17%

Vitamin A
674IU
14%

Vitamin K
11µg
11%

Copper
0.18mg
9%

Magnesium
33mg
8%

Vitamin C
5mg
7%

Fiber
1g
7%

Zinc
0.99mg
7%

Vitamin B6
0.12mg
6%

Potassium
193mg
6%

Vitamin E
0.79mg
5%

Vitamin B3
0.92mg
5%

Iron
0.79mg
4%

Vitamin B2
0.07mg
4%

Vitamin B1
0.06mg
4%

Folate
14µg
4%

Vitamin B5
0.26mg
3%

Vitamin B12
0.15µg
3%

covered percent of daily need
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