Nutritional Info

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 (248g)

Calories 430
Calories from Fat 91 (21%)
Amount Per Serving %DIV
Total Fat 10.2g 16%
Saturated Fat 2.8g 14%
Monounsaturated Fat 5.2g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.1g
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 104.9mg 35%
Sodium 395mg 17%
Potassium 373.6mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 43.7g 15%
Dietary Fiber 2.6g 10%
Sugars 0.1g
Protein 37.9g 76%

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Recipe Description
The color combination of this pea and pasta dish make it a natural choice for serving during the holidays.  If you prefer, substiture roasted red peppers for the pimientos.
Prep time
10 min
Cook time
25 min
Ready In
35 min

Ingredients

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2 Tablespoon(T)  fresh parsley, chopped
1/4 Cup(c)  pimientos, chopped
1 Cup(c)  green peas, fresh or frozen
2 3/4 Cup(c)  water
1/4 Teaspoon(t)  turmeric, ground
1/2 Teaspoon(t)  black pepper
1/2 Teaspoon(t)  salt
1/2 Cup(c)  orzo
1 Cup(c)  long grain white rice
2 Clove(clv)  garlic, minced
1   medium yellow onion, chopped
1 Tablespoon(T)  olive oil

Preparation

In a medium saucepan, heat the oil over medium heat.  Add the onion and garlic and cook, stirring, for 4 minutes.  Stir in the rice, orzo, salt, pepper and turmeric, and cook for 1 minute over low heat, stirring frequently.  Add the water, green peas and pimentos, and bring to a simmer over medium high heat.  Stir the grains, cover and cook over low heat until the grains are tender, about 15 to 20 minutes.  Remove from the heat, fluff the grains, and blend in the parsley.  Let stand for 5 to 10 miutes before serving.

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