Confetti Orzo with Ham and Vegetables

9
8
8
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
52 min
Prep
10 min
Cook
22 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy

Ingredients

Canola oil

2 tsp

Reduced-sodium chicken broth

3 cup(s)

Uncooked bell pepper(s)

1 item(s), medium, red variety, chopped

Frozen mixed vegetables

16 oz, (1 bag), thawed

Dried thyme

½ tsp

Table salt

¼ tsp

Uncooked orzo

1 cup(s), preferably tri-color

Cooked extra lean low sodium boneless ham

6 oz, (1 piece), baked, diced

Grated Parmesan cheese

3 Tbsp

Uncooked scallion(s)

2 medium, thinly sliced

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in large heavy nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add bell pepper and cook, stirring, until softened, about 3 minutes. Add mixed vegetables, broth, thyme, and salt; bring to boil.
  2. Add orzo to vegetable mixture and return to boil. Reduce heat and cook, covered, stirring occasionally, until orzo is tender and liquid is absorbed, about 10 minutes. Stir in ham, Parmesan, and scallions; cook until heated through, about 2 minutes longer.
  3. Per serving: 1 1/4 cups