One-pan orzo with spinach and feta recipe is a delicious dish that is ready in 30 minutes. This recipe comprises orzo, fresh spinach, feta cheese, and garlic. Perfect for a light dinner!
The leaves of one bunch of spinach are coarsely chopped and set aside. One onion is diced and sautéed with chopped garlic in a tablespoon of butter. One cup or 8 ounces of uncooked orzo pasta is added to the mixture and sautéed until it becomes tender.
How to make a one-pan orzo with spinach and feta recipe?
- Preparation Time: 10 minutes
- Cooking Time: 20 minutes
- Total time: 30 minutes
- Serving Size: 4
- Difficulty: Easy
Ingredients for one-pan orzo with spinach and feta recipe
- 8 ounces of uncooked orzo pasta
- One bunch of fresh spinach leaves coarsely chopped
- 1 onion diced
- 1 garlic clove chopped
- 1 tablespoon of butter
- 2 ½ cups of water or 500 mL
Directions for one-pan orzo with spinach and feta recipe
Step 1: Cook orzo in a pot of boiling water for 10 minutes.
Step 2: Drain the orzo into a sieve and rinse with cold water.
Step 3: Heat one tablespoon of butter in a frying pan and add onions.
Step 4: Add the garlic, orzo, and chopped spinach leaves to the pan (leaving out excess water from the spinach) and mix well.
Step 5: Add salt, pepper, lemon juice to taste, and ¾ cup feta cheese and mix well.
Step 6: Add 2 ½ cups of water to the mixture.
Step 7: Mix, heat, and simmer for 10 minutes while mixing occasionally.
Step 8: Top the finished dish with the feta cheese and serve immediately!
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This dish is light yet delicious! I served it along with a side of grilled chicken. This dish can also be a great option for vegetarians.