Orzo & Pignoli ( Pasta & Pine Nuts)

Total Time
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


  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.


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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