Lamb Chops with Mushroom-Thyme Orzo
1 cup whole wheat orzo
1 tsp grated lemon zest
8 ounces cremini mushrooms -- sliced
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp chopped fresh thyme
8 bone-in loin lamb chops -- (2-1/2 oz) trimmed
3/4 tsp black pepper
Cook orzo according to package directions, omitting salt if desired. Drain and transfer to medium bowl; stir in lemon zest.
Meanwhile, spray large nonstick skillet with nonstick spray and set over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms and 1/4 tsp of the salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, until mushrooms are browned and all liquid is evaporated, about 8 minutes. Add mushrooms and thyme to orzo; toss to combine.
Sprinkle lamb chops with remaining 1/4 tsp salt and the pepper. Spray large nonstick skillet with nonstick spray and set over medium-high heat. Add lamb chops and cook, turning once, until meat thermometer registers 145F, about 8 minutes. Serve lamb with orzo.
This recipe serves 4 (2 chops with 2/3 cup orzo)
PointsPlus™ Value =
312 calories; 9 g fat; 25 g carb; 32 g prot; 4 g fiber.
Note: Serve the lamb with fresh steamed green beans tossed with lemon juice and S&P to taste.