Orzo, Sweet Potato, Ginger

Author: Lisa
A great tasting protein-packed main dish or as a side dish. Make sure to use low sodium soy. Make sure soy sauce does not contain sodium benzoate.
5 from 1 vote
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Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Main Course, Side Dishes
Cuisine American, Mediterranean
Servings 5 servings
Calories 150.7 kcal


  • Large Pot
  • Large non-stick skillet


  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 1/2 Cup Orzo Uncooked
  • 1 3/4 Cup Sweet Potato Diced
  • 2 Cups White Onion Diced
  • 2 Tbsp Fresh Garlic Minced
  • 1 Tbsp Fresh Ginger Grated
  • 1/2 Cup Shitake Mushrooms Stems removed, Dice caps
  • 1 Tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
  • 3 Tbsp Soy Sauce Gluten-Free, Low Sodium, NO SODIUM BENZOATE!
  • 2 Cups Spinach Remove stems, finely chopped


  • In a large pot boil water and salt add orzo cook for 5 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water. Set aside.
  • In a large skillet, add a thin layer of water. Heat to medium high and add the sweet potatoes. Cook for 3-4 minutes on each side.
  • Reduce heat to medium and stir in the onions, garlic and ginger. Saute for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add the shitake mushrooms and cook for 1 minute then flip and cook for 1 minute more.
  • Mix in the balsamic vinegar and the soy mix to prevent sticking. Cook for 3 minutes.
  • Turn the heat back to medium-high and add the orzo gradually, stirring constantly cook for 5 minutes.
  • Add the spinach and cook for about 1 minute or until spinach has softened.


Great tasting recipe you can also add VioLife grated Parmesan for a great tasting main dish or add as a side dish.

My Notes

Nutrition with Essential Amino Acids

Nutrition Facts
Orzo, Sweet Potato, Ginger
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 150.7 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Sodium 299.5mg13%
Potassium 568.4mg16%
Carbohydrates 30.3g10%
Fiber 3.4g14%
Sugar 8.6g10%
Protein 4.8g10%
Vitamin A 124IU2%
Vitamin B1 0.1mg7%
Vitamin B2 0.1mg6%
Vitamin B3 2mg10%
Vitamin B5 0.5mg5%
Vitamin B6 0.4mg20%
Vitamin C 22.5mg27%
Vitamin D 3.4µg23%
Vitamin E 0.5mg3%
Vitamin K 59µg56%
Calcium 38mg4%
Copper 0.2mg10%
Folate 39.6µg10%
Iron 1.2mg7%
Manganese 0.8mg40%
Magnesium 34mg9%
Phosphorus 99mg10%
Selenium 9.1µg13%
Zinc 0.5mg3%
Ess-Methionine 38.3mg
Ess-Tryptophan 46.2mg
Ess-Threonine 116.5mg
Ess-Phenylalanine 127.2mg
Ess-Arginine 165.5mg
Ess-Lysine 113mg
Ess-Leucine 145mg
Ess-Isoleucine 93mg
Ess-Histidine 52.3mg
Ess-Valine 109mg
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Some amino acids levels are estimated, some product manufacturers do not supply amino acid values. The value source usda.gov.

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