Orzo Fried “Rice” with Spring Vegetables

Jasmine Schmalhaus - The Upside Blog | Vitacost.com/blog


Does your dinner need a little sprucing? Give peas a chance! This spring-inspired fried “rice” features sweet peas, snap peas and fresh okra, tossed with tender orzo, a type of pasta that’s a perfect stand-in for rice and makes a great side dish for any main course. A splash of coconut aminos and a sprinkling of sesame seeds add an unmistakable finish to this flavorful dish.

Don’t have peas or okra on hand? Sub in your favorite grilled, roasted or sauteed veggies to make it your own!

Fried Rice with Spring Vegetables and Orzo on Plate

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Spring Vegetable Orzo Fried Rice

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 251 kcal



  1. In large skillet, add olive oil and garlic; sauté for 3 minutes.
  2. Add in cooked orzo, then combine with sweet peas and snap peas.
  3. Stir in coconut aminos and combine well. Cook for 5 minutes.
  4. Top with sesame seeds before serving.

Recipe Notes

Roasted, grilled or sauteed vegetables such as zucchini or eggplant would be a great addition to this spring dish (or substitutions for any missing veggies)! Chop some up for this recipe, or use any leftovers you have and add them in with step 2.

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Nutrition Facts
Spring Vegetable Orzo Fried Rice
Amount Per Serving
Calories 251 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 374mg16%
Potassium 135mg4%
Carbohydrates 38g13%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 755IU15%
Vitamin C 14mg17%
Calcium 50mg5%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.