Thursday, May 7, 2009

Orzo with Spinach and Pine nuts

I love, love, love this pasta dish!! It is so easy, and with a few simple ingredients your taste buds will be exploding. This is a perfect side dish for just about anything.

4 Tbsp pine nuts
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 Tbsp. olive oil
2 cans chicken broth
1 1/2 cups uncooked orzo
2 cups tightly packed chopped fresh spinach
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Spread pine nuts in a small skillet. Cook over medium heat 1-2 minutes or until lightly toasted, stirring often. Set aside.
Saute garlic in olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat 1 minute. Add water, orzo and salt, bring to a boil. Reduce heat and cook 12 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Stir in spinach, cheese and pine nuts. Serve hot.

SOURCE:The Ultimate Southern Living Cookbook

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