Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins
This is from "Treasury of Cooking Healthy." You can play with the amount of sesame seeds.
- 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
- 2⁄3 cup uncooked orzo pasta
- 1 teaspoon reduced-calorie margarine
- 1 1⁄2 cups fresh spinach, washed and coarsely chopped
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 3 tablespoons milk
- 2 tablespoons of grated parmesan cheese
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons fresh oregano or 1⁄2 teaspoon dry oregano
- 1⁄2 teaspoon paprika
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- Place sesame seeds in a small skillet. Cooke over medium heat until golden brown, stirring constantly. Set aside.
- Cook pasta according to directions, omitting salt. Drain and set aside.
- Melt margarine in medium skillet. Add spinach and garlic; cook over medium heat until spinach is wilted. Stir in milk, cheese, oregano, paprika, pepper and seeds; serve immediately.
This was a great combination of some of my favourite foods - pasta, spinach and sesame. I would probably double, even triple, the amount of sesame seeds just because I really like them. I did substitute butter for the margarine (personal taste) and used black and white sesame seeds. This was thoroughly enjoyed with Chicken Piccata (South Beach Phase 1) and mixed veggies. Made for my adopted chef for PAC 2011. Thanks Ck2plz! :)