Green Bean Orzo Pasta Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Green Bean Orzo Pasta Recipe
  • READY IN 30 mins

Green Bean Orzo Pasta

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"This is an easy, nutritious, warm, and slightly nutty pasta dish that pairs well with just about any meat. This recipe is very adaptable. Want garlic or onion? Add it! More pine nuts? Great! Flavored tomatoes? Do it. It will pretty much work with whatever you have or want."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins
  • READY IN

    30 mins

Directions

  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook orzo in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until cooked through but firm to the bite, about 11 minutes. Drain.
  2. Place a steamer insert into a saucepan and fill with water to just below the bottom of the steamer. Bring water to a boil. Add green beans, cover, and steam until tender, 2 to 4 minutes.
  3. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a skillet over medium-low heat; cook and stir pine nuts until toasted and fragrant, 2 to 4 minutes.
  4. Combine orzo, green beans, pine nuts, tomatoes, remaining olive oil, Parmesan cheese, basil, salt, and pepper in a large bowl.
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Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • Substitute 1 can green beans for the fresh green beans, if desired.
  • If the heat dissipates too much, simply reheat in microwave for approximately 2 minutes before serving.
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Mar 29, 2015

Great side dish! Easy to make too. I didn't have any pine nuts but tasted good without them. I will definitely make this again!

 
Dec 13, 2014

One of my new favorites!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 275 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 34.1 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 4 mg
  • 1%
  • Fat
  • 11.4 g
  • 18%
  • Fiber
  • 3.5 g
  • 14%
  • Protein
  • 10.3 g
  • 21%
  • Sodium
  • 209 mg
  • 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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