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Spicy Broccoli and Orzo

Spicy Broccoli and Orzo

I found this recipe on Skinnytaste and couldn’t wait to make it. I paired it with the Roasted Pepper, Spinach, and Sharp Cheddar Stuffed Chicken Breast and it was a delicious, flavorful, and healthy meal. My kids gobbled this up even though it was a bit spicy and they both said they loved it. I’ll be honest, I had seconds and I am fairly certain my husband had thirds. This will be on our table again soon.

Spicy Broccoli and Orzo

Cut broccoli into small florets. Steam covered with a little water until just tender, be careful not to overcook it. Remove the cooked broccoli and set aside.

While the broccoli is steaming, cook pasta per instructions in salted water. Drain orzo in a colander. Add the oil to the pan over medium heat. Add the broccoli, crushed red pepper flakes, minced garlic, and broccoli. Cook, stirring constantly, for 90 seconds. Add the orzo and gently mix until well combined. Season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Serve immediately. Serve with shaved Parmesan. Enjoy.

Spicy Broccoli and Orzo

 

Spicy Broccoli and Orzo

Spicy Broccoli and Orzo

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • 5 oz orzo pasta cooked per instructions
  • 2 cups of small fresh broccoli florets
  • 3 tsp olive oil
  • Pinch of crushed red pepper flakes more if you want it extra spicy
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Cut broccoli into small florets. Steam covered with a little water until just tender,be careful not to overcook it. Remove the cooked broccoli and set aside.
  • While the broccoli was steaming, cook pasta per instructions in salted water. Drain orzo in a colander. Add the oil to the pan over medium heat. Add the broccoli, crushed red pepper flakes, minced garlic, and broccoli. Cook, stirring constantly, for 90 seconds. Add the orzo and gently mix until well combined. Season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Serve immediately. Serve with shaved Parmesan. Enjoy.
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14 Comments

  1. This orzo looks great, Pam and that chicken sounds fantastic! That’s a meal my whole family would love.

  2. I was really hoping you were going to share the orzo recipe! Yum!

  3. Broccoli is one of mother nature’s best gifts, so tasty and healthy.
    Love the way you prepared them, very tasty and elegant.

  4. The queen vee says:

    I assume you add the garlic when you stir fry the broccoli for 90 seconds. The use of the garlic wasn’t listed anywhere in the instructions.

    1. Thanks for letting me know. The recipe has been fixed.

      Cheers,
      Pam