Toasted Sesame Orzo
Iron, found in spinach, is needed by the body to aid in the proper function of the immune system and in the production of connective tissue.
Makes 5 servings
|1||tablespoon sesame seeds|
|2/3||cup uncooked orzo pasta|
|1||teaspoon reduced-fat margarine|
|1-1/2||cups fresh spinach, washed and coarsely chopped|
|1||clove garlic, minced|
|3||tablespoons fat-free (skim) milk|
|2||tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese|
|1-1/2||teaspoons chopped fresh oregano or 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves|
|1/4||teaspoon black pepper|
- Place sesame seeds in small skillet. Cook over medium heat until golden brown, stirring constantly. Set aside.
- Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt. Drain and set aside.
- Melt margarine in medium skillet. Add spinach and garlic; cook over medium heat until spinach is wilted. Stir in milk, cheese, oregano, paprika, pepper and pasta. Cook over low heat until heated through. Sprinkle with sesame seeds; serve immediately.
|Serving Size:||1/2 cup|
|Calories from Fat||19 %|
|Total Fat||2 g|
|Saturated Fat||1 g|
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