Creamy Orzo with Asparagus & Goat Cheese

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CALORIES: 420

PREP: 5 minutes

COOK: 20 minutes

Nut-Free, Egg-Free

If you're craving something light & fresh, that is still super filling then this Creamy Orzo with Asparagus and Goat Cheese is the perfect dish for you! It comes together in a single dish, and is ready in less than 30 minutes! If you don't have asparagus on hand you can sub in whatever veggies you do have available! Enjoy! 


Ingredients

3 tbsp
butter
1
shallot, minced
2
garlic cloves, minced
1 1/2 cups
dried orzo
1/4 cup
white wine
3 cups
chicken broth
1 lb
asparagus, trimmed and cut into thirds
2 tbsp
goat cheese
2 tbsp
chopped fresh parsley
Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium-high heat. Add the shallot and garlic and cook, stirring, until they begin to soften, about 1 to 2 minutes. Add the orzo and white wine and continue to cook, stirring, until the white wine has evaporated, about 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in the broth and bring the mixture to a simmer. Reduce the heat to medium and cook, stirring occasionally, until almost all of the liquid has been absorbed, about 7 to 8 minutes. Stir in the asparagus and cook, stirring constantly, until the asparagus is bright green and tender, about 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in the goat cheese until it is completely melted. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Stir in the parsley.

Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.


Nutritional Info
Per serving
Calories (kcal)420
Total Fat (g)11
Saturated fat (g)7
Cholesterol (mg)25
Sodium (mg)120
Total Carbohydrate (g)59
Dietary Fiber (g)2
Total Sugars (g)5
Protein (g)16
Calcium (mg)91
Iron (mg)4
Potassium (mg)432