Artichoke Orzo Pilaf

Artichoke Orzo Pilaf

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"Canned artichoke hearts bring a tangy taste to tangy orzo pasta in this side dish. 'This saute is quick and easy...and tasty, too,' writes Stacy Crochet of Watertown, Connecticut."
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25 m servings
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  1. In a nonstick skillet, saute leek and orzo in oil for 3 minutes or until leek is tender. Add the broth, water and Italian seasoning; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Stir in artichoke hearts and Parmesan cheese. Serve immediately.

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  • Nutritional Analysis: One serving (3/4 cup) equals 181 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 1 mg cholesterol, 382 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 7 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.

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I'm an artichoke lover, so I really liked this. I liked the contrast of textures between the artichokes and the orzo, and the little bit of leeks and Italian seasoning added just the right "some...

Most helpful critical review

This was just average. The artichoke was the dominant flavor but it needed something else

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I'm an artichoke lover, so I really liked this. I liked the contrast of textures between the artichokes and the orzo, and the little bit of leeks and Italian seasoning added just the right "some...

This quick and flavorful dish made a fast meal when I added chicken to the skillet. We will definately have this again.

My whole family really enjoyed this recipe; I even forgot to add the Italian seasoning and we still liked it; even my 15 yr old son loved it!

This was just average. The artichoke was the dominant flavor but it needed something else

I substituted shallots for the leek and also added a couple cloves of crushed garlic. I also mixed the final result with a couple cups or so of hot brown rice, to stretch it out. This made eno...

Sooooo good. Added sauted mushrooms to it.

Made this for my son's lunch. It was quick and easy. Very tasty. Definite keeper.

Tasty!

Loved it!!!

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