Orzo with spinach & cherry tomatoes

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Preparation and cooking time

  • Prep:5 mins
  • Cook:25 mins
  • Easy
  • Serves 4

A tiny rice-shaped variety of pasta makes this dish almost like risotto. It’s quick, healthy, filling and suitable for vegetarians

Nutrient Unit
kcal 471
fat 9g
saturates 1g
carbs 81g
sugars 10g
fibre 9g
protein 16g
salt 0.6g


  • 400g orzo pasta
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 celery heart, chopped
  • 1 red onion , chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves , chopped
  • 2 x 400g cans cherry tomato
  • 250g baby spinach
  • 10 black olives , halved
  • small handful dill , chopped
  • small handful mint , chopped
Pasta alla norma


  • STEP 1

Cook the orzo following pack instructions. Drain, rinse under cold water, drain again and toss with half the olive oil.

  • STEP 2

Meanwhile, heat the remaining oil in a large sauté pan. Add the celery, onion and some seasoning, and cook for 8 mins until soft. Add the garlic, cook for 1 min, then tip in the cherry tomatoes and simmer for 10 mins. Add the spinach, cover with a lid to wilt the leaves, then add the orzo, olives, dill and mint. Season and serve.

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