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.

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.

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Spicy Broccoli and Orzo

Yield: 6

Prep Time: 5 min.

Cook Time: 10 min.

Total Time: 15 min.

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

Directions:

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.

Adapted recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking
Original recipe by Skinnytaste