Nutrition Greek orzo and broccoli

Greek orzo and broccoli


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Today’s What’s Cookin’, iRunNation? recipe comes to you courtesy of iRun reader Jenelle. I will definitely be giving this one a try in the next few weeks! 


3/4 cup uncooked orzo pasta

2 cups fresh broccoli florets

1/2 cup pitted Greek olives

1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese

2 tablespoons minced fresh basil

1/2 diced red onion

3 tablespoon olive oil (divided)

1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

1/4 teaspoon pepper

2 cloves of garlic


1. In a large saucepan, cook pasta in boiling water for 7 minutes. Add broccoli and cook 2-3 minutes longer or until pasta is tender; drain (alternatively, microwave broccoli for about 2 and half minutes then combine with drained pasta).

2. In a small nonstick skillet, sauté garlic, onions, red pepper flakes and pepper in half the olive oil. Pour over pasta mixture; toss to coat. Stir in olives, feta, and basil.  Toss to coat.  Serve at room temperatue.

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