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Nutrition Facts

Calories 416
  Calories from Fat 97 (23%)
(17%)Total Fat 11g
(28%)Saturated Fat 6g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
(8%)Cholesterol 25mg
(12%)Sodium 296mg
(13%)Potassium 438mg
Total Carbohydrate 64g
(10%)Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 3g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(29%)Protein 14g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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Spinach and Tomato Orzo


  • 1/2 stick butter (more if needed)

  • 1 lb package orzo

  • 1 pinch kosher salt

  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped finely

  • 4 cups chicken stock

  • 3 cups fresh spinach

  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, cut in half lengthwise

Toasty browned butter adds loads of flavor to this easy pasta dish.


  • Add butter to sauce pan and melt.
  • Add orzo and stir until all orzo is covered in butter, add more if necessary.
  • Add garlic and a sprinkle of kosher salt.
  • Sauté over medium-low heat until orzo is lightly browned and the butter smells nutty.
  • Add chicken stock and bring to a boil.
  • Cover and reduce to a simmer. Simmer for 8–10 minutes.
  • Turn heat off, add spinach to pot, and cover with lid again. Let rest for 5–10 minutes.
  • Add tomatoes to large serving bowl. When spinach is wilted, add to serving bowl and toss together.

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