Unfortunately, I can’t think of one clever thing to say about this orzo, so suffice it to say, this is, quite possibly, one of the yummiest side dishes ever. I love it because it is quick, delicious and you can kill two birds with one stone because it has your starch and veggie all rolled into one side dish. Perfect. I would definitely recommend doubling the recipe since it only serves 2.
Orzo with Spinach and Pine Nuts
2 TBS pine nuts
1 clove garlic, minced (I used more)
1 TBS butter, melted
1 ¾ C. water
¾ C. uncooked orzo (rice-shaped pasta)
¼ tsp. salt
1 C. tightly packed chopped fresh spinach
¼ C. grated Parmesan cheese
½ C. crumbled Feta cheese (optional, but awesome)
- Spread pine nuts in a small skillet. Cook over medium heat 1 to 2 minutes or until lightly toasted, stirring often. Set aside.
- Sauté garlic in butter in a saucepan over medium heat 1 minute. Add water, orzo, and salt, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and cook 12 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.
- Stir in spinach, cheeses, and pine nuts. Serve hot.