Cheesy Orzo Pilaf Recipe

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Cheesy Orzo Pilaf
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  1. In large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat.
  2. Add onion and garlic; cook and stir until crisp-tender, about 6-7 minutes.
  3. Add in sweet red peppers and just warm throughout.
  4. Add orzo; cook and stir until pasta is slightly toasted, about 5 minutes.
  5. Stir in broth, water, salt, and pepper & bring to a simmer.
  6. Reduce heat to low, cover saucepan, and cook until pasta is al dente, about 11-16 minutes.
  7. Add peas to saucepan, cover again, and remove from heat.
  8. Let stand 5 minutes.
  9. Add cheese and parsley; stir in gently with a fork and serve pilaf immediately.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 251.41 Kcal (1053 kJ)
Calories from fat 111.08 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12.34g 19%
Cholesterol 22.11mg 7%
Sodium 661.27mg 28%
Potassium 257.77mg 5%
Total Carbs 23.55g 8%
Sugars 5.33g 21%
Dietary Fiber 3.04g 12%
Protein 8.34g 17%
Vitamin C 15.4mg 26%
Iron 1.4mg 8%
Calcium 123.6mg 12%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 101.15 Kcal (423 kJ)
Calories from fat 44.69 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.97g 19%
Cholesterol 8.9mg 7%
Sodium 266.05mg 28%
Potassium 103.71mg 5%
Total Carbs 9.47g 8%
Sugars 2.14g 21%
Dietary Fiber 1.22g 12%
Protein 3.36g 17%
Vitamin C 6.2mg 26%
Iron 0.5mg 8%
Calcium 49.7mg 12%

* 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

  • 5.4
  • 6

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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