Orzo & Pignoli ( Pasta & Pine Nuts)

Total Time
20mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

The recipe comes from Light and Easy Diabetes Cuisine. Food exchange: 2 starch/bread exchange + 1 fat exchange.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Bring a large kettle of water to a boil and cook orzo until al dente; 3 minutes.
  2. Drain in a colander.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small, non-stick skillet, heat oil and stir in pine nuts.
  4. Cook until golden, about 5 minutes.
  5. Add basil.
  6. Toss with orzo, season with salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Heat through and serve.

Reviews

(6)
Most Helpful

This is my second try for this recipe, and with a few additions, I loved it! I added a tsp. of minced garlic out of the jar (I know... I'm lazy), a bit of lemon juice (to taste), and a large helping of peas. Wonderful! Thanks for the recipe!

chrissycat13 August 14, 2009

I made this for my 1st wedding anniversary as a suprise to my husband. We loved it. I did add sundried tomatos to this recipe and added a little more extra light virgin olive oil. I used the larger penne pasta and it turned out very close to the dish my husband and I love of two restuarants. I might suggest that you could add some stir fried chicken to this. It will give it a bit more flavor or substance if you use it as the main dish of a meal. Thank you again for this great recipe.

Gwen Sargeant October 17, 2004

My husband and I really like this. It's a great side dish. I served it with a rather spicy meat, and a red wine, this compliments well, because it is a mild flavor.

robbin.oakley September 02, 2003

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