Orzo With Wilted Spinach

"This low cost yet delicious side dish is perfect with chicken and fish dishes. Can also be a vegetarian main course. You can cook the orzo in veggie or chicken stock if preferred."
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  • Cook orzo using package directions and drain.
  • Meanwhile saute shallot and garlic in olive oil in large skillet until softened.
  • Stir in orzo and sun dried tomatoes. Gradually add spinach, you may have to do this in batches until it fits. Cook just until spinach is wilted. Do not overcook. Season to taste.
  • Top with pine nuts and cheese.

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  1. Ma Field
    Super simple and delicious! We used it under a spicy egg and tomato dish and loved every bite. I'll be making this again with some garden kale! Made for ZWT6 by a Looney Spoon Phoodie
  2. Andi Longmeadow Farm
    Oh boy, I love asiago and spinach together! Then spinach?! Oh a recipe made in heaven! The pine nuts on top sent this over the edge, and very welcomed! I did add salt and pepper to taste, and was so lovely! We have fresh spinach coming from the garden, and this was a perfect use. Made for Zee Zesties! for ZWT6
  3. Darkhunter
    A very simple dish, which I truly appreciate. I'm trying to go back to basics a little bit, and this fit the bill nicely. I cut the recipe back by half, but left the spinach the same. Can't have too much fresh spinach! I thought the addition of the asiago was was a good touch. I, also, toasted the pine nuts before adding them. And I used a LOT of black pepper! Thnx for sharing your recipe, Vicki. Made for a fellow Voracious Vagabond during ZWT 6.
  4. Ann Cecile
    We tried this tonight with balsamic chicken and Italian green beans. It was fabulous, my entire family loved it. The asiago cheese and the pine nuts finished it off nicely. I really like the added little crunch of the pine nuts. Even my 10 year-old son said it is defitinitely a keeper. I appreciate that he gets some greens with the pasta. Thanks for the recipe Vicki!
  5. Kim127
    Nice and easy side dish for dinner last night after work. The pine nuts and especailly the asiago give it a wonderful flavor. I also added some salt and pepper. Made for the Babes of ZWT4.


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