Orzo with Butternut Squash and Spinach - creamy orzo, leftover butternut squash and baby spinach turned into a quick healthy dish.
orzo with butternut squash and spinach
butternut squash roasted or cooked
orzo regular or whole wheat
fresh spinach shredded
salt and ground black pepper to taste
Cut butternut squash into 1/4 inch cubes. Set aside.
Cook orzo in boiling salty water according to package instructions. Drain, but reserve some of pasta water.
In the meantime in a large pan, fry garlic in olive oil for a few seconds (until fragrant), add spinach and 1-2 Tbsp water you reserved from cooking orzo. Cook for 1-2 minutes or until spinach is soft to your liking.
Add orzo, butternut squash and season to taste with salt and pepper. Non-vegans can serve this dish with grated Parmesan cheese, feta or blue cheese.