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Fajita Style Orzo Recipe

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Orzo is also known as risoni. Try a healthy staple of Italy with a Mexican flair. This fajita style orzo recipe uses healthy whole wheat orzo.

Recipe Ingredients

1 pound whole wheat orzo pasta
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
2 large red bell peppers, cored, seeded and cut into wide strips
1 large red onion, sliced into 1/4-inch thick rings
3 very ripe tomatoes
1 bunchscallions, finely chopped
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
1/2 cup lime juice
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup non-fat sour cream

Recipe Directions

Fresh whole grain orzo for Fajita Style Orzo

Prepare orzo pasta according to package directions; drain.

Brush the red pepper strips and onion rings lightly with the vegetable oil. Over medium-hot coals, grill the vegetables until they are very soft, about 8 to 9 minutes.

Mince the tomatoes and put them in a large bowl. Stir in the scallions, jalapenos, lime juice and salt.

When the peppers and onions are ready, transfer them from the grill to a cutting board. Cut them into very thin strips and add to the salsa with the pasta. Toss well. Divide the pasta among four bowls and top each with a spoonful of sour cream.

Note: This dish is delicious with the addition of grilled chicken breast, cut into thin strips.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 4 servings
Serving size: 1 cup
Calories: 460; Total Fat: 6g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Carbohydrates: 150g; Protein: 25.9g; Fiber: 1g; Sodium: 564mg

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