Orzo & Pignoli ( Pasta & Pine Nuts)

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by Barb G.

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

Top Review by chrissycat13

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!

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.

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