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Spring Pea Orzo Fried Rice

Spring Pea Orzo Fried Rice

A fun twist on classic fried rice using orzo pasta and two types of peas. Better and healthier than take-out!
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 455kcal


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 5 cloves garlic minced or pressed
  • 1 cup green peas fresh or thawed, frozen ones
  • 1 cup snap peas sliced in half
  • cup soy sauce
  • 2 cups orzo cooked
  • 3 eggs beaten
  • Sesame seeds or cashews for serving, optional


  • If you did not prep the orzo in advance, boil 2 cups of water in a saucepan. Add ⅔ cup dry, uncooked orzo to the boiling water and cook for ~8 minutes until tender (or according to package instructions).
  • In a large skillet over medium heat, heat the olive oil and garlic. Cook for 1-2 minutes before adding the green and spring peas, then cook for an additional 3-4 minutes until they start to get tender.
  • Add the orzo and soy sauce and cook for a few minutes. Push the orzo and veggie mixture to one side of the skillet and add the beaten eggs to the other side.
  • Wait for the eggs to set on the bottom and then use a spatula to mix the stir fry together.
  • Serve warm with a dash more soy sauce to taste, and sesame seeds or cashews as a garnish!


This recipe can be doubled or tripled to serve bigger families. You'll just need to use a bigger skillet! If you want to decrease the sodium content, use low sodium soy sauce.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 455kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 246mg | Sodium: 1323mg | Potassium: 590mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1444IU | Vitamin C: 61mg | Calcium: 108mg | Iron: 5mg