Elegant Orzo With Wilted Spinach, Feta and Pine Nuts

“This dish is so Yummy, especially if you love orzo like we do! COOKS NOTE: I like to use more garlic, and spinach, but I will leave that up to you. I also add roasted red peppers and even Pancetta!Please note: this is an adopted recipe and I hope to make it soonest. If you make it before I do, I would appreciate feedback, Thanks ! ZWT REGION: Italy.”
READY IN:
30mins
SERVES:
6
UNITS:
Metric

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes. (Firm or slightly undercooked orzo works best for this dish.) Drain, transfer to a mixing bowl, and set aside.
  2. Heat olive oil and butter in a large skillet over medium high heat, stirring to blend.
  3. Stir in garlic, basil, and red pepper flakes, and reduce heat to medium. Stir in pine nuts and cook until lightly browned.
  4. Add spinach, cover, and cook on low heat for 5 minutes, or until spinach is wilted.
  5. Toss spinach mixture with orzo pasta. Portion onto serving plates with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar and a sprinkling of crumbled feta cheese and chopped tomatoes.
  6. Allow guests to adjust seasoning with salt and pepper, as needed. Enjoy!

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