Minted Orzo with Tomatoes

PORK
10Ingredients
30Minutes

Description

This pasta dish can be made ahead of time, adding the tomatoes and mint just before serving.  Pairs well with Mediterranean Grilled Pork Roast.

Ingredients

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  • 2 cups orzo (small, rice-shaped pasta)
  • 1 onion (chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup parsley (minced)
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes (halved)
  • 1/3 cup fresh mint (minced)
  • salt
  • pepper
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    Directions

    1. Cook orzo in 2 quarts boiling water until tender, about 6-8 minutes. Drain, rinse with cold water, drain again, place in large bowl ans set aside. Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat; saute onion until tender, stirring frequently, until browned and sweet, about 15 minutes. In a large bowl, toss orzo with onion, broth, lemon juice and parsley. Cover and chill if making ahead. Bring to room temperature; stir in tomatoes and mint; season with salt and pepper to taste.
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