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Whole Wheat Orzo with Artichokes and Peas

Posted By Dara8182 on Jun 14, 2011 at 8:53AM

 

Orzo is a delicious and fast way  to add some whole grains to your diet. This whole wheat pasta cooks in less than 10 minutes, and pairs beautifully with fresh summer veggies. Artichoke hearts and peas celebrate summer while adding maximum flavor and minimal calories to this dish. Best of all? This vegetarian/vegan dinner takes only 15 minutes to prepare! Make this as a healthy side at your next cookout.

See full recipe and photos at: http://genyfoodie.blogspot.com/2011/06/orzo-with-artichoke-hearts-and-peas.html

 

Ingredients:

1/2 lb dry whole wheat orzo pasta

1 cup fresh English peas, washed

1 cup artichoke hearts, washed and chopped (fresh, canned or frozen)

1 medium shallot, minced

1/2 medium onion, chopped

1/2 lemon, juiced

1 cup low sodium veggie broth

1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

2 tbsp fresh basil, chopped (or 1 tbsp dried)

1/2 tsp sea salt

1 tsp black pepper

parmesan cheese (optional)