Asparagus, Peppers and White Bean Orzo

Just one serving of this veggie-loaded pasta with citrusy flavor provides abundant vitamin C plus one-fourth of the recommended daily allowance for calcium. Orzo cooks in about 15 minutes, so you can have this high-protein dish on the table pronto.

Makes 4 servings



1. Prepare orzo according to package directions.

2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onion to hot oil and cook for 1 minute. Stir in asparagus and yellow pepper; cook, stirring frequently, just until onions and peppers are tender.

3. Reduce heat to medium-low. Stir in garlic and beans; cook, stirring frequently, about 4 minutes or until beans are heated through. Stir in cooked orzo.

4. Remove from heat. Stir in lemon juice and Romano cheese. If desired, season to taste with salt and pepper.


Nutrition Per Serving

300 Calories, 8g Fat, 3.5g Saturated Fat, 0g Trans Fat, 15mg Cholesterol, 560mg Sodium, 43g Carbs, 7g Fiber, 3g Sugar, 16g Protein. Daily Values: 8% Vitamin A, 170% Vitamin C, 25% Calcium, 15% Iron
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