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Orzo With Mint and Tomato

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  Olive oil 1 Tablespoon
  Onion 1 , chopped
  Dried orzo 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Fat free chicken broth 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (Reduced Sodium)
  Lemon juice 3 Tablespoon
  Minced parsley 4 Tablespoon
  Tomato 1 , chopped
  Mint 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), minced
  Capers 2 Tablespoon, drained
  Mint sprigs 2 (For Garnish)
  Lemon wedges 4 (For Garnish)
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste

1. Preheat a 12" omletter pan over medium flame tull the rim is hot-to-touch; add oil and allow to heat for a minute
2. Add onion and cook, stirring frequently, until it browns, say for ten minutes; it should be sweet to taste
3. In a five quart saucepan, bring a quart and a half of water to a boil over high flame; add pasta to it and cook without a lid till al dente, say eight minutes
4. Drain, rinse with cold water and drain again when cool; combine it in a medium bowl with onion, broth lemon juice and parsley
5. Add tomato, minced mint adn capers and stir a little to mix well; season with lemon salt and pepper

6. Garnish with sprigs of mint before serving

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Everyday, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
30 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1379 Calories from Fat 195

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 21 g33%

Saturated Fat 2.3 g11.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 844 mg35.2%

Total Carbohydrates 254 g84.8%

Dietary Fiber 19.5 g78%

Sugars 21.4 g

Protein 44 g87.6%

Vitamin A 140.3% Vitamin C 259%

Calcium 30.5% Iron 61%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Orzo With Mint And Tomato Recipe