Toasted Sesame Orzo
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
2/3 cup uncooked whole-grain orzo pasta
1 teaspoon reduced-fat soft tub margarine or vegetable oil
1½ cups fresh spinach, coarsely chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
3 tablespoons fat-free milk or soy milk
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
½ teaspoon dried oregano leaves
½ teaspoon paprika
¼ teaspoon black pepper
- Place sesame seeds in small skillet. Cook over medium heat until golden brown, stirring constantly. Set aside.
- Cook pasta according to package direction, omitting salt. Drain and set aside.
- Melt margarine or heat oil in medium skillet. Add spinach and garlic; cook over medium heat until spinach is wilted.
- Stir in cooked pasta, milk, cheese, oregano, paprika and pepper. Cook over low heat until heated through. Sprinkle with sesame seeds just before serving. Makes 5 servings.