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    Genoa Orzo With Pesto

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    Charmie777's Note:

    This is a nice Italian pasta salad! Easy, yet good!

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    1. 1
      Bring 2-1/2 quarts water to a boil. Add orzo and cook until just tender, 7-8 minutes.
    2. 2
      Drain in colander and rinse with cold water until cool.
    3. 3
      Transfer orzo to large serving bowl. Add olives and pesto. Mix well. Add parmesan and season to taste with salt and pepper.
    4. 4
      Serve at once, or refrigerate to meld flavors.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 06, 2009


      WOW... super easy and my son got 3 things he loves all in one dish. this is super.... even a nice summer salad

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    • on January 29, 2008


      Well, thanks a lot Charmie777!! Your recipe just spoiled using any other kind of pasta in our pesto. The orzo is absolutely brilliant with this, as is the parmesan and olives. The ultimate comfort food. Thank you, (really!!!) for a great recipe and idea.

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    • on August 11, 2007


      This is a rich and tasty side dish. I reduced it to two servings and we still had some leftover. I used homemade pesto sauce. I think this would be good with ripe grape or cherry tomatoes added.

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    Nutritional Facts for Genoa Orzo With Pesto

    Serving Size: 1 (65 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 200.3
    Calories from Fat 37
    Total Fat 4.1 g
    Saturated Fat 1.3 g
    Cholesterol 4.8 mg
    Sodium 243.5 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 32.7 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.9 g
    Sugars 0.7 g
    Protein 7.7 g

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