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    Orzo and Spinach Sort of Romano's Macaroni Grill Style

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    23 mins

    15 mins

    8 mins

    Chef #396380's Note:

    Tasty and versatile side dish and leftovers are great hot or cold.

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Directions:.
    2. 2
      Heat the olive oil.
    3. 3
      Add the garlic and give it a few tosses.don't let the garlic brown.
    4. 4
      Add the zest and lemon juice.
    5. 5
      Toss in the spinach and radicchio and cook until just wilted.
    6. 6
      Remove from heat and add the orzo and the rest of the ingredients except the cheese.
    7. 7
      Toss and fluff.
    8. 8
      Now is the time to taste for salt (remember the cheese will add salt as well).
    9. 9
      Sprinkle with cheese to coat.
    10. 10
      Garnish with a sweep of parsley.
    11. 11
      Serve with crusty bread and extra bowls of parmesan.
    12. 12
      You can add shrimp or julienned chicken breast.
    13. 13
      White wine can be subbed for lemon juice.
    14. 14
      This is also great chilled and served as a salad or on a round of Hye Roller spread with herbed cream cheese and rolled then sliced into spirals. Also good in a hollowed out crusty roll layered with a vinaigrette,Fontina or favorite cheese,sliced tomato,ham,turkey,salami,capicola,mortadella etc. for a quasi-Muffaletta.
    15. 15
      You can also toss the leftovers in with some chicken stock,stewed tomatoes,white wine,basil,cabbage,carrots,and more spinach. Garnish with parmesan croustades for a sort of spin on Ribollita.
    16. 16
      15 mn. prep includes cooking and draining the orzo.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on August 21, 2014

      45

      This is very good. But I'm just guessing at how much lemon juice this recipe calls for. It says: " 1/4 juice and small lemon, zest." 1/4 what?

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    • on December 26, 2011

      55

      Wonderful side dish to lamb!!

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    • on February 14, 2011

      35

      Too much oil,,,too little lemon

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    Nutritional Facts for Orzo and Spinach Sort of Romano's Macaroni Grill Style

    Serving Size: 1 (70 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 348.5
     
    Calories from Fat 211
    60%
    Total Fat 23.5 g
    36%
    Saturated Fat 4.0 g
    20%
    Cholesterol 7.3 mg
    2%
    Sodium 306.2 mg
    12%
    Total Carbohydrate 26.8 g
    8%
    Dietary Fiber 2.6 g
    10%
    Sugars 1.3 g
    5%
    Protein 9.6 g
    19%

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    radicchio

    nicoise olives

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