Not too long ago, I reviewed Miracle Noodle – a zero calorie noodle that can currently be ordered only online. I’ve been a big fan of the House Foods Shirataki Noodles for a long time now, and anything that can beat those was totally worth trying! So I got my hands on some Miracle Noodles, and here, as promised, here is my very first Miracle Noodle recipe! My own creation — a diet friendly, low calorie Orzo Recipe made with Miracle Noodle’s Orzo Pasta, which has zero calories! As soon as I heard about this miracle food, I was dying to give it a try. I mean a zero calorie noodle? It was too good to be true. Granted, it doesn’t taste exactly like regular pasta, but hey, compromising a bit of taste for a ton of calories is totally worth it in my book!
Cheesy Spinach Mushroom Orzo Recipe
2 bags of the Miracle Noodle Orzo Pasta
3/4 cup of chopped spinach (I used frozen, but fresh will work well too – just wilt it first)
1/2 cup of chopped or diced fresh mushrooms
1/2 can of Campbell’s Reduced Fat Cream of Mushroom Soup
3.5 ounces of fresh grated Parmesan cheese
A dash of Balsamic Vinegar
Salt and pepper to taste
* Feel free to add or substitute a variety of different vegetables such as asparagus, bell peppers, peas or zucchini.
Drain and rinse the orzo pasta in a colander, and pat dry. Prepare your spinach. If you are using frozen spinach, defrost and squeeze dry first. If you are using fresh spinach, saute it first until it wilts. In a microwave safe bowl, combine the orzo pasta, the mushrooms and the spinach. Mix in the mushroom soup, salt and pepper. Once thoroughly combined, microwave the dish on high for about 3 minutes, stopping halfway through to stir. When ready, stir in the Parmesan immediately. Put back in the microwave and cook on high for another 3 minutes, or until the Parmesan cheese is melty. When done cooking, give it one last stir and enjoy!
Weight Watchers Points = 3 Points per serving (3 WW Points)