Feta And Spinach Orzo Recipe


Health IndexHealthyCuisine
Main Ingredient


 Uncooked orzo pasta1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
 Light butter1 Tablespoon
 Finely chopped shallots2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
 Garlic2 Clove (10 gm), minced
 All purpose flour2 Tablespoon
 Vegetable broth1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
 Grated lemon rind1 Tablespoon
 Fresh lemon juice2 Tablespoon
 Salt1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Frozen chopped spinach10 Ounce, thawed, drained, and squeezed dry (1 Package)
 Crumbled feta cheese4 Ounce (1 Cup)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1800 Calories from Fat 385

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 43 g66.4%

Saturated Fat 24.9 g124.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 133.2 mg

Sodium 3181 mg132.5%

Total Carbohydrates 286 g95.4%

Dietary Fiber 21.7 g86.7%

Sugars 17.9 g

Protein 68 g135.3%

Vitamin A 572.8% Vitamin C 206.5%

Calcium 92.6% Iron 92.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. Cook orzo according to package directions, omitting salt and fat.
2. Melt butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add shallots and garlic; cook 2 to 3 minutes or until tender. Sprinkle flour over mixture; cook 2 minutes. Slowly whisk in broth; bring to a boil. Add rind, juice, and salt. Simmer 3 to 5 minutes or until thick.
3. Combine orzo, spinach, cheese, and shallot mixture; stir until blended.