Orzo Pasta with Spinach and Corn

 

A great way to load up fresh spinach! We usually get a big box full of Organic Spinach from Costco and I try to find different ways to cook it, so that it doesn’t get boring. This one is super simple. Corn goes very well with Spinach, adds a bit of sweetness, and kids love it. I usually keep a couple of bags of organic corn in my freezer (from Trader Joe’s).

 

What you’ll need:

  • Orzo Pasta – 1 small bag or about 2 cups
  • Fresh Organic Baby Spinach – 1/2 large costco box (about 4 to 5 cups)
  • Corn – 1 to 1 1/2 cups//
  • Sundried Tomato Pesto – 3 to 4 tbsp
  • Salt to taste

 

Method:

1. Cook the Orzo Pasta according to package instructions, basically just like regular pasta, about 10 mins. Add salt to the water while cooking. Drain and set aside.

2. In a large pan, add a small amount of oil (or not), and add the Spinach. Once it softens, add the Corn. Let cook a couple of minutes. Add a 1/2 tsp of salt or as per your taste.SpinachCornOrzo1

3. Add the Cooked Orzo Pasta and the Sundried Tomato Pesto.SpinachCornOrzo2SpinachCornOrzo3

4. Mix well and turn off heat. Enjoy!!

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We had it with a side of Avocado, Cucumber and Tomato (from my garden) Salad. Just added a bit of Salt, Chili Powder and Lemon Juice. Another perfect Summer meal!!

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