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    Toasted Orzo With Peas, Onion and Bacon

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    45 mins

    15 mins

    30 mins

    Dancer^'s Note:

    Toasting the orzo really makes this dish. It gives it a nutty flavour, very nice.

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    1. 1
      Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat.
    2. 2
      Add orzo and stir until beginning to color, about 10 minutes.
    3. 3
      Transfer orzo to small bowl.
    4. 4
      Add onion and bacon to same skillet.
    5. 5
      Sauté until bacon browns and onion is tender, about 15 minutes.
    6. 6
      Add 3 1/4 cups broth and orzo and bring to boil.
    7. 7
      Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer until broth is absorbed and orzo is tender, about 18 minutes.
    8. 8
      Mix in peas.
    9. 9
      Add more broth if mixture is dry.
    10. 10
      Cover and cook until peas are just warmed through, about 2 minutes.
    11. 11
      Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 10, 2010


      This was a solid, simple recipe that was still a lot of fun to make. Toasting the orzo was almost theraputic (the stirring). Tasted great and I would definitely make this again. Leftovers reheat very nicely and are really tasty. I did sub veggie stock (as that's what i had) for the chix stock. Also, I deglazed the pan with the broth before I added all of it & the orzo in to loosen the yummy browned bits from the bacon/onion saute! I think next time I might add a few less peas and begin browning the bacon by itself a few minutes before the onions are put in for some extra crispiness - but these are personal preferences only and the recipe works as is. Great addition to my anyday cookbook. Thanks for sharing this with us Dancer^!

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    Nutritional Facts for Toasted Orzo With Peas, Onion and Bacon

    Serving Size: 1 (247 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 457.2
    Calories from Fat 135
    Total Fat 15.0 g
    Saturated Fat 4.7 g
    Cholesterol 19.2 mg
    Sodium 921.2 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 60.4 g
    Dietary Fiber 4.9 g
    Sugars 6.7 g
    Protein 18.7 g

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