Orzo with lemon and peas: vegan



1 tbsp olive oil
1/2 onion chopped in medium pieces
1 lemon, pitted and sliced in small pieces
2 c spinach

1 bag frozen peas (14 oz)
1 c Smart Ground Original Veggie Protein Crumbles
2 oz. white wine

3/4 c orzo


Sauté onions and lemon in oil till onions turn light brown, add spinach and wilt down, add crumbles and peas and stir occasionally to prevent sticking for about 5 minutes on medium heat. Deglaze the pan with white wine and turn off.

In the meantime cook orzo according to package directions and drain. Add to the vegetable mixture and serve.

Serves 4: 350 calories, 1400 for whole meal.

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Well, this was an experiment and I would do it a bit differently next time. I think that the flavors are very good together, but it needed some sauce or liquid to make it more palatable.

Next time I will top it off with some tomato sauce, or the tahini sauce from the gnocchi and mushroom recipe.


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