Parmesan and Spinach Orzo
Total Time: 30 minutes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
|1 cup||orzo pasta|
|1 tablespoon||olive oil|
|2 cloves||garlic, minced|
|1 tablespoon||all-purpose flour|
|1 1/2 cups||spinach, roughly chopped|
|1/2 cup||grated Parmesan cheese|
|freshly ground black pepper, to taste|
|kosher salt, to taste|
In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package instructions; drain well.
Heat olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic and onion, and cook, stirring frequently, until onions have become translucent, about 2-3 minutes.
Whisk in flour until lightly browned, about 1 minute. Gradually whisk in milk, and cook, whisking constantly, until slightly thickened, about 3-4 minutes.
Add spinach and cook until wilted, about 2-3 minutes. Stir in Parmesan until melted, about 1 minute. Add orzo and gently toss to combine; season with salt and pepper, to taste.