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Serves 8.

2 cups orzo (small, rice-shaped pasta)
1 onion, chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil
3 tablespoons chicken broth
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup minced parsley
1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
1/3 cup fresh mint leaves, minced
Salt and pepper 

Cooking Directions
Cook orzo in 2 quarts boiling water until tender, about 6-8 minutes.

Drain, rinse with cold water, drain again, place in large bowl ans set aside.

Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat; saute onion until tender, stirring frequently, until browned and sweet, about 15 minutes.

In a large bowl, toss orzo with onion, broth, lemon juice and parsley.

Cover and chill if making ahead.

Bring to room temperature; stir in tomatoes and mint; season with salt and pepper to taste.

Serving Suggestions
This pasta dish can be made ahead of time, adding the tomatoes and mint just before serving.

Nutrition Facts
Calories 198 calories; Protein 7 grams; Fat 3 grams; Sodium 32 milligrams; Cholesterol 0 milligrams; Saturated Fat 1 grams; Carbohydrates 38 grams; Fiber 2 grams

Recipe courtesy of National Pork Board.
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