Thursday, May 7, 2009

Spinach Parmesan Orzo

MENTAL STATUS: "Nervous". Dentist appointment today. Bleh.

This recipe is for my friend, Kate--who was interested enough to ask for it. It's so simple and makes a great side dish with grilled fish. :)

Spinach-Parmesan Orzo

8 oz orzo pasta
3 oz fresh baby spinach
1 & 1/2 tsp minced garlic
1/4 c fresh Parmesan cheese
salt & pepper

Cook pasta according to directions. Drain and toss in spinach and garlic. Stir well. Cover and let sit for about 4 minutes, stirring once or twice until spinach is slightly wilted. Add 1/2 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp fresh pepper. Just before serving, stir in cheese. (4 servings)

Yum!

12 comments:

Julie Gillies said...

Hi there, Jennifer,
Your blog is a delight. This side-dish recipe actually sounds like something I'd make. Yum! Thanks.

And your book sounds interesting. Think I'll put it on my list of Mother's Day wants.

Kristen Painter said...

I do almost this same dish, but with asparagus! I LOVE orzo. I do it all in one large saute pan, like risotto. I also toast the pasta in the pan first, which gives it a little nutty flavor. Really good.

beth said...

YUM! Love it--now if only I could convince the husband to eat spinach...

Debora said...

I happen to have orzo in the pantry! I'll have to give this a try. Thanks :)

MsSnarkyPants said...

OMG That sounds so yummy! I'm going to have to save this recipe!

Chicki said...

This is one I'd really like! I think I'll try it this weekend. Thanks!

Tess said...

I love a new recipe - thanks!

Robin of My Two Blessings said...

This sounds so yummy. I haven't had spinach in a while. Thanks for the great recipe.

T. Anne said...

It sounds wonderful. I love both spinach and garlic in large quantities.

Kate Karyus Quinn said...

Thanks for fulfilling my recipe request!

And it sounds soooo good. I love orzo, but am never sure what exactly to do with it - so this will be a perfect recipe to add to my collection!

Joyce Wolfley said...

Sounds delicious. Hope the dentist appt went well.

Jennifer Shirk said...

Kristen: Mmmm...asparagus. That sounds good to add to it!

Joyce: Got the thumbs-up from the dentist today. Thank goodness. I have the worst teeth!!