Skillet Orzo with Spinach, Beans and Lemon Recipe

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Skillet Orzo

I’m a big fan of one pan recipes, especially ones that involve pasta of any kind. Although many pasta dishes can be heavy and filled with bloat-inducing ingredients. This one is an exception. This Skillet Orzo with Spinach, Beans and Lemon recipe discovered over at Bush’s Beans has just enough pasta without going overboard, combined with a healthier combination of ingredients.

It was quite satisfying to say the least. The perfect meatless option. Plus, since Bush’s Beans offers low sodium varieties, low-sodium Great Northern beans were used to lower the overall sodium, which helps reduce possible inflammation and that overall icky puffy feeling. Because bloat is never a fun thing. The extra sodium wasn’t missed in this recipe one single bit. The lemon, red onion, garlic mingle together to create enough flavor for a well-balanced dish. No extra salt required.

Skillet Orzo with Spinach, Bean and Lemon RecipeSkillet Orzo with Spinach, Bean and Lemon Recipe

The original Bush’s Beans recipe called for using Garbanzo (Chickpeas) beans, but I substituted the Great Northern beans. You could easily substitute your favorite bean in this dish, as well as use another citrus for flavor. Recipes like this are so fun to play with and create a different combination each time.

This orzo dish works well for a light meal or as a side dish. Make a large batch and refrigerate ahead to serve cold or quickly rewarm. If I worked in an office and packed my lunch daily, this is exactly the kind of meal I would take.

I hope you enjoy this easy one pan meatless recipe as much as I did.

Skillet Orzo with Spinach, Bean and Lemon Recipe
 
This easy and tasty one-pan meatless recipe is great for a side dish or as a lighter main dish.
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Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small red onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 (15-16 ounce) can BUSH’S® Great Northern Beans drained (low-sodium beans may be used)
  • ½ cup cooked orzo
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 2 cups fresh spinach, chopped or 12 ounces frozen, thawed and squeezed to drain
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • optional: ½ cup crumbled feta cheese
Instructions
  1. Heat oil in a 10-inch skillet over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; cook until almost clear.
  2. Add beans, orzo, lemon juice and spinach. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Simmer 4-5 minutes.
  3. Optional: Serve topped with cheese.
Notes
Recipe slightly adapted from Bush's Beans.

 Skillet Orzo with Spinach, Beans and Lemon Recipe(This post is sponsored by Bush’s Beans, but as always, all opinions are my own.

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    Stephanie says

    Looks tasty. Thank you for sharing. Are the beans drained before they’re added? I can’t tell what liquid the orzo simmers in.

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