Healthy Meal Prep
Sarah's Feta Rice Pilaf Recipe

Sarah’s Feta Rice Pilaf


Rice and orzo are simmered with onion and garlic and rounded out with the addition of spinach and feta for a tasty and colorful side dish.


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ½ cup orzo pasta
  • ½ cup diced onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ cup white rice
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup chopped spinach
  • ½ cup chopped Bulgarian feta cheese


  1. Melt butter in a skillet over medium-low heat; cook and stir oro in the melted butter until golden brown, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir onion into orzo and cook until translucent, 5 to 10 minutes. Cook and stir garlic into orzo-onion mixture until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  2. Mix rice and chicken broth into orzo-onion mixture; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover skillet, and simmer until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed, 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in spinach and feta. Cover and let stand until spinach is wilted and feta is melted, about 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork.

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Nutritional Information

Sarah's Feta Rice Pilaf

Servings Per Recipe: 4
Calories: 295.2
% Daily Value *
protein: 18 %
carbohydrates: 13 %
exchange other carbs:
dietary fiber: 7 %
fat: 16 %
saturated fat: 33 %
cholesterol: 12 %
vitamin a iu: 19 %
niacin equivalents: 28 %
vitamin b6: 11 %
vitamin c: 7 %
folate: 33 %
calcium: 12 %
iron: 12 %
magnesium: 11 %
potassium: 4 %
sodium: 30 %
thiamin: 18 %
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
(-)Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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