Recipe by ThrenJen
"This dish is fast, easy, colorful, healthy, and delicious! Don't skip the chicken broth; it adds essential flavor to the dish. I like mine extra garlicky and go for the full 6 cloves, but it's plenty flavorful with less. You can use just about any veggies or meat in this recipe and it will still be great. I use all frozen veggies so I only need to shop for tomatoes, and even those I could use canned if I feel lazy, making this a true from-the-pantry meal with no shopping required."
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1 1/2 pounds
lean ground turkey
garlic, minced, or more to taste
red pepper flakes, or more to taste
fresh spinach leaves
frozen broccoli florets
salt and ground black pepper to taste
love this recipe! easy to substitute vegetables or pasta for your taste! I reduced ground meat to 1 pd and added 1 pd mushrooms which gave a more earthy flavor, reduced sodium by using 2 cups broth and 1 1/2 cup water, same great flavor!
I tried this recipe as written. Even though I use quality turkey, the end result was a "bleh" taste with a unpalatable texture. I think this recipe would do better without meat or perhaps leftover chicken, rather than ground. I'm going to keep this recipe and give it a tweak with zucchini and some onion added for a meatless version.
Used all veggies as recipe called but unfortunately cut the garlic in half. Found it better with added garlic salt. Will learn next time to keep garlic as indicated or even more. Didn't have cherry tomatoes so used 2 whole tomatoes cut up. Also added 1 tablespoon of chopped fresh cilantro, white pepper, & a bit of italian seasoning. Made a huge skillet full so looking forward to leftovers.
Loved it!! I used homemade shredded rotisserie chicken.. It was lovely ... Maybe could have cooked the orzo less - but that is a personal preference to how I like my pasta. Yum!
Easy to make, I even added a bit of Feta Cheese!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Colorful Garlic Orzo
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 484
** Calories from Fat: 95
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