This recipe is both quick and delicious. It's full of flavor, and it doesn't disappoint!
Wilted Spinach Orzo
1, 16 oz package uncooked orzo
1/2 cup olive oil
2 Tbsp butter
6 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp dried basil
pinch crushed red pepper flakes
1 cup pine nuts
1, 10 oz bag baby spinach
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1, 8 oz package crumbled feta cheese
1/2 fresh tomato, chopped
- Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add pasta and cook as directed. (Firm or slightly undercooked will work best.) When pasta is finished cooking, drain and transfer to a mixing bowl.
- While pasta is cooking, heat olive oil and butter in a large skillet over medium high heat, stirring to blend. Stir in garlic, basil, and red pepper flakes. Reduce heat to medium. Stir in pine nuts and cook until lightly browned.
- Add spinach, cover, and cook on low heat for 5 minutes until spinach is wilted.
- Toss spinach mixture with orzo, feta, and vinegar. Divide onto serving plates and add chopped tomatoes.
Note: I have made this many times, but this last time, my husband actually tried to eat all of the leftovers in one sitting (after having just finished dinner). I had to talk him out of it so that we would actually HAVE leftovers! It's THAT good. :-)