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Vegan Lemony Orzo with Spinach, Gluten-Free
Author: Gay Van Beek for Canterbury Cottage Designs
  • Cooking spray
  • 2 shallots diced
  • 2 garlic cloves diced
  • 2 cups gluten free orzo
  • 3-4 cups fresh spinach
  • 1 cup frozen peas optional
  • 4 cups veggie broth
  • the juice of one lemon and 1 Tbsp. zest
  • 1-2 Tbsps. Nutritional Yeast
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. In a large skillet, add a few sprays of cooking spray and a bit of veggie broth (1 Tbsp) . Sauté the shallots for 2-3 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for another minute.
  2. Add the orzo to the pan and toast for 2-3 minutes, stirring often.
  3. Add one-third of the veggie broth and bring to a simmer. Lower the heat and cook, stirring often until the liquid is absorbed.
  4. Repeat this process twice more, stirring the rice until the liquid is absorbed. When adding the last 1/3 of the broth, add in the spinach and optional peas. Continuing stirring and cooking down the liquid. Add in the Nutritional Yeast and lemon juice.
  5. Top with lemon zest and more Nutritional Yeast.