Grilled Broccoli & Orzo

Pine nuts can be pricey, but they're so delicious and a little goes a long way. They get the biggest bang when toasted (just pop in a 375 degrees F oven for 5 minutes until golden). Because of their high oil content, store them in the fridge to keep them from going rancid.

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  • Makes: 4 servings
  • Serving Size: 3/4 cup orzo plus 2 broccoli spears
  • Makes: 3 cups orzo plus 8 broccoli spears
  • Prep: 35 mins

Grilled Broccoli & Orzo

Directions

  1. Remove 1 teaspoon zest from 1 orange; juice to get 3 tablespoons. Cut remaining orange into wedges.
  2. Cut broccoli into 8 large spears. In a large bowl toss broccoli with 1 tablespoon of the olive oil and 1/2 teaspoon of the salt. Grill on the rack of a covered grill directly over medium heat 7 to 9 minutes or until lightly charred and crisp-tender.
  3. Meanwhile, cook orzo in a large pot of lightly salted boiling water 7 minutes or until al dente; drain. Transfer to a serving bowl.
  4. In a small skillet heat the remaining 1 tablespoon oil over low heat. Add garlic; cook 1 minute or until fragrant. Stir in orange juice and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt. Stir into orzo. Top with broccoli, pine nuts, Parmesan, and basil. Season with black pepper. Serve with orange wedges.
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Nutrition Facts (Grilled Broccoli & Orzo)

  • Per serving:
  • 449 kcal ,
  • 18 g fat
  • (2 g sat. fat ,
  • 5 g polyunsaturated fat ,
  • 8 g monounsaturated fat ),
  • 4 mg chol. ,
  • 519 mg sodium ,
  • 61 g carb. ,
  • 8 g fiber ,
  • 9 g sugar ,
  • 16 g pro.
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