Baked Tomatoes With Basil Orzo Recipe

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Baked Tomatoes With Basil Orzo
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  1. Cut the tops off the tomatoes and scoop out the seeds and pulp. Sprinkle the insides with salt and drain upside down on paper towels for half hour.
  2. Melt the butter in a 2-quart skillet; add the shallot, red pepper and garlic; cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the orzo and pepper. Simmer 2 minutes.
  3. Pour in 1 cup broth and simmer until all the liquid is absorbed. Add 1/2 cup broth and repeat cooking. Add 1/4 cup more broth and simmer until orzo is tender.
  4. Remove from heat and add the cheese, pine nuts and pesto. Mix well and fill hollow tomatoes with mixture. Place tomatoes in a baking dish and pour remaining broth around tomatoes and cover with foil. Bake in pre-heated 400-degree F. oven for 15 minutes. Remove foil and bake 10 minutes longer.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 222.12 Kcal (930 kJ)
Calories from fat 119 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13.22g 20%
Cholesterol 20.17mg 7%
Sodium 701.17mg 29%
Potassium 734.29mg 16%
Total Carbs 19.27g 6%
Sugars 9.89g 40%
Dietary Fiber 3.89g 16%
Protein 7.8g 16%
Vitamin C 52.1mg 87%
Vitamin A 0.4mg 15%
Iron 7mg 39%
Calcium 145mg 14%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 54.28 Kcal (227 kJ)
Calories from fat 29.08 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3.23g 20%
Cholesterol 4.93mg 7%
Sodium 171.35mg 29%
Potassium 179.44mg 16%
Total Carbs 4.71g 6%
Sugars 2.42g 40%
Dietary Fiber 0.95g 16%
Protein 1.91g 16%
Vitamin C 12.7mg 87%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 15%
Iron 1.7mg 39%
Calcium 35.4mg 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 4.8
  • 6

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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