Side Dishes

Pico de Gallo Rice Pilaf

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Do you have the winter blues yet? Are you missing the fresh produce and flavors of summer? I was feeling this way a couple weeks ago, and this delectable rice pilaf cheered me right up. Nothing says fresh and flavorful like homemade pico de gallo: diced tomatoes, onion, jalapeno and cilantro tossed with lime juice. This recipe takes the zesty flavors you love from pico de gallo and combines them with orzo pasta and rice to create a substantial and quite delicious Mexican side dish! Yes that'

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1/2 T. extra virgin olive oil
1/2 c. orzo pasta
1 c. white rice
2 c. vegetable broth
4 plum tomatoes, diced
4 green onions, sliced
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely diced
1/4 c. cilantro, chopped
Juice of 1 lime
1 t. salt
1/2 t. pepper
Heat the olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the orzo and toast until golden brown. Stir in the rice and broth then bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low, cover and simmer for 15-18...
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Nutritions

Calories
323

Sodium
1181mg
49% DV

Fat
7g
10% DV

Protein
8g
17% DV

Carbs
69g
23% DV

Fiber
6g
24% DV