Monday, March 24, 2014

Spinach and Parmesan Orzo

This creamy orzo dish is a wonderful side or light main dish, and it's sure to be a hit with the entire family!

Ingredients Needed:
  • 1 cup orzo pasta
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cups spinach, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
How to Make It:
  • In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package instructions; drain well.
  • Heat olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic and onion, and cook, stirring frequently, until onions have become translucent, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Whisk in flour until lightly browned, about 1 minute. Gradually whisk in milk, and cook, whisking constantly, until slightly thickened, about 3-4 minutes.
  • Add spinach and cook until wilted, about 2-3 minutes. Stir in Parmesan until melted, about 1 minute. Add orzo and gently toss to combine; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Serve immediately.

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