Orzo with Kale

Orzo with Kale

Sunaina 13

"A light summer dish. Great with white wine."


35 m servings 206 cals
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Original recipe yields 10 servings



  • Calories:
  • 206 kcal
  • 10%
  • Fat:
  • 4.2 g
  • 7%
  • Carbs:
  • 36.1g
  • 12%
  • Protein:
  • 7.9 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 2 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 52 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Bring a large pot of lightly-salted water to a boil; sprinkle the turmeric over the boiling water and stir in the orzo; return to a boil. Cook uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the pasta has cooked through, but is still firm to the bite, about 11 minutes; drain. Scrape into a mixing bowl and set aside.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook the garlic in the hot oil for a few seconds until it begins to bubble. Stir the kale into the garlic, cover the skillet with a lid, and cook for 10 minutes. Remove the cover and continue cooking and stirring until the kale is tender, about 10 minutes more. Stir the kale mixture into the orzo along with the lemon juice, nutmeg, and Parmesan cheese. Season with salt and pepper. Serve warm or at room temperature.
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  1. 132 Ratings


The flavors were delicious. If i make it again I would put a little chicken stock with the kale and garlic while it is cooking. My garlic burned and the kale was not soft and tender.

Quiet, mellow flavors. Perfectly understated, just as I like it, just as I wanted it. Well balanced combination of the flavors, and I particularly liked the additions of nutmeg and lemon juice...

I have never had kale before and I got a bunch in my bountiful basket this weekend. I found this and we LOVE orzo so I thought I would give it a try. Not sure why you need the turmeric other t...

This is one of those recipes where you really wish there was a 10 star rating option. We absolutely loved this. The flavors are amazing. I added some halved cherry tomatoes right before serving...

Love this recipe. I boiled 1 cup water add chicken bouillon cube and then added chopped kale to water to let it simmer until it softens. Meanwhile, I sauteed mushrooms, carrots, red pepper and...

DELISH! i took the suggestions of adding beans and cherry tomatoes and it makes the dish more filling for a main course. I also added red pepper flakes to the oil and garlic before adding the ka...

this was really quite lovely. I added some white beans and pine nuts, and later when I had leftovers I added some sauteed mushrooms. actually used the full amount of kale for half the orzo by a...

I thought two cups of orzo to be a bit much, so I cut it in half.

I added diced tomatoes and extra parmesan. It was delicious!!