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One-Pot Orzo Pasta with Feta, Olives & Artichokes #festfoods

I am all ears when someone tells me I only need one pot to make dinner.  It makes me think I will only need to wash one dish, so it immediately goes on my menu!  This One-Pot Orzo Pasta is a blend of Mediterranean flavors that is not only simple {both prep and clean-up}, but beautiful!  It boasts almost every color of the rainbow, which makes me want to eat it RIGHT NOW! And, using prepared ingredients makes cooking a cinch!  Our featured ingredients include kalamata olives, pine nuts, artichoke hearts, sun dried tomatoes and feta cheese. One-Pot Orzo Pasta with Feta, Olives & Artichokes I am ready to cook, so I can eat! First step is heating 2 Tbsp. olive oil in a Dutch oven or stock pot to medium-high.  Add chopped onion and saute for about 5 minutes, until they are soft and starting to brown.  Add minced garlic and orzo pasta and cook for another 3 minutes.  By toasting the orzo, we are giving it some extra flavor {yum!}. One-Pot Orzo Pasta with Feta, Olives & Artichokes Add the vegetable broth and bring to a boil.  Reduce the heat and simmer, stirring frequently for about 15 minutes, until the orzo is al dente and in a thick sauce.  I am not always the greatest at measuring my ingredients {I like to throw stuff in a pot and hope it turns out}, but it is important to measure the orzo and vegetable broth so you get a perfect amount of sauce at the end of this step.  Add a dash of salt and pepper and stir.

One-Pot Orzo Pasta with Feta, Olives & Artichokes

Add the feta cheese, marinated artichoke hearts, olives, sun-dried tomatoes, parsley and remaining olive oil and stir to combine.  Taste and adjust seasonings, if necessary.  Top with additional feta, olives and pine nuts.  If you are anything like me, you’ll be picking out all of the kalamata olives {my favorite}! One-Pot Orzo Pasta with Feta, Olives & Artichokes  

One-Pot Orzo Pasta with Feta, Olives & Artichokes

Ingredients:

  • 4 Tbsp. olive oil, divided
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 ½ cups whole wheat orzo
  • 4 cups low sodium vegetable broth
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1 cup marinated artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
  • ¼ cup pitted kalamata olives, chopped
  • ½ cup oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, drained and chopped
  • 1 cup parsley, chopped
  • ¼ cup toasted pine nuts

Directions:

  1. In a Dutch oven or stock pot, warm 2 Tbsp. olive oil over medium-high heat. Stir in the onion and sauté until beginning to soften, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and orzo, and cook for an additional 3 minutes, stirring often. Add the vegetable broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring frequently (make sure the orzo doesn't stick to the bottom of the pan). Continue cooking until the orzo is al dente and suspended into a thick, creamy broth, about 15 minutes.
  2. Add the feta cheese, marinated artichoke hearts, olives, sun-dried tomatoes, parsley and remaining olive oil and stir until well combined. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve each dish with pine nuts and additional olives and feta cheese sprinkled on top.

Yield: 8 servings

Per Serving*: Calories 350, Total Fat 17g (Saturated 4g, Trans 0g), Cholesterol 15mg, Sodium 550mg, Total Carbohydrate 46g (Dietary Fiber 5g, Sugars 4g), Protein 10g, Vitamin A 15%, Vitamin C 25%, Calcium 15%, Iron 10%

*Nutritional values are an approximation. Actual nutritional values may vary due to preparation techniques, variations related to suppliers, regional and seasonal differences, or rounding.  

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One-Pot Orzo Pasta with Feta, Olives & Artichokes

Disclaimer: The information provided here is intended for general information only. It is not intended as medical advice. Health information changes frequently as research constantly evolves. You should not rely on any information gathered here as a substitute for consultation with medical professionals. Information may not be reproduced without permission from Festival Foods. We strongly encourage guests to review the ingredient lists of suggested products before purchasing to ensure they meet individual dietary needs. All products not available at all Festival locations.

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