Friday, July 6, 2007

Pine Nut & Lemon Orzo

1 cups uncooked orzo (rice-shaped pasta)
1 tablespoons grated lemon rind
1 fresh lemon, juiced

salt & black pepper (to taste)
3 tsp extravirgin olive oil
2 tbsp chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
1/8 cup pine nuts, toasted

Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain.
Combine rind, juice, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Slowly add oil to juice mixture, stirring constantly with a whisk. Add pasta to juice mixture; toss to coat. Cool to room temperature. Stir in parsley and pine nuts.

4 servings (serving size: 1 cup)

Nutritional Information
CALORIES 280(26% from fat); FAT 8.1g (sat 1g,mono 3.6g,poly 2.6g); PROTEIN 8.7g; CHOLESTEROL 0.0mg; CALCIUM 19mg; SODIUM 202mg; FIBER 2.3g; IRON 2.4mg; CARBOHYDRATE 44.8g

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