Greek Orzo and Broccoli for Christmas

Ingredients 3/4 cup uncooked orzo pasta 2 cups fresh broccoli florets 1/3 cup pitted Greek olives 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil 4-1/2 teaspoons slivered almonds, toasted 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes 1/4 teaspoon pepper Directions In a large saucepan, cook pasta in boiling water for 7 minutes. Add broccoli and cook 2-3 minutes longer or until pasta is tender; drain. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the olives, feta cheese, Parmesan cheese and basil. In a small nonstick skillet, saute almonds in oil for about 1 minute. Stir in red pepper flakes and pepper; cook and stir 1 minute longer. Pour over pasta mixture; toss to coat. Stir in olive mixture; toss to coat. Add Meyer lemon to taste. Yield: 6 servings.


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