Elegant Orzo With Wilted Spinach, Feta and Pine Nuts

Recipe by kiwidutch
READY IN: 30mins
SERVES: 6-8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes. (Firm or slightly undercooked orzo works best for this dish.) Drain, transfer to a mixing bowl, and set aside.
  • Heat olive oil and butter in a large skillet over medium high heat, stirring to blend.
  • Stir in garlic, basil, and red pepper flakes, and reduce heat to medium. Stir in pine nuts and cook until lightly browned.
  • Add spinach, cover, and cook on low heat for 5 minutes, or until spinach is wilted.
  • Toss spinach mixture with orzo pasta. Portion onto serving plates with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar and a sprinkling of crumbled feta cheese and chopped tomatoes.
  • Allow guests to adjust seasoning with salt and pepper, as needed. Enjoy!
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