Pear Orzo With Parmesan

Yield: 24 Servings (1/2 Cup Each)

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 lbs. 4 oz. Dried orzo pasta
  • 6 cloves Garlic, chopped
  • 2 oz. Butter
  • 2/3 cup Whipping cream
  • 2 lbs. 4 oz. Pacific Northwest Canned Pears, diced, drained
  • 7-1/2 oz. (2-1/2 cups) Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1/2 cup Parsley, fresh, chopped
  • As needed Salt
  • As needed Black pepper, coarsely ground
  • METHOD

    Cook orzo in salted, boiling water until firm-tender; drain well. Sauté pasta and garlic in butter until pasta is well-coated and garlic aromatic, about 3 minutes. Stir in cream and pears; heat. Remove from heat; stir in Parmesan and parsley. Season generously with pepper, then salt as necessary. Keep warm or cool and reheat per order.

    NUTRITION (Per Serving)
    Calories: 256
    Calories from Fat: 67
    Fat: 8g
    Saturated Fat: 5g
    Cholesterol: 23mg
    Sodium: 133mg
    Carbohydrate: 39g
    Dietary Fiber: 2g
    Sugar: 7g
    Protein: 10g
    Vitamin A: 7% DV
    Vitamin C: 3% DV
    Calcium: 12% DV
    Potassium: 3% DV
    Iron: 9% DV