Low Cholesterol Beef Orzo Recipe | One Pan

Reduce your dinner prep to 15 minutes with this extra delicious beef orzo recipe. This is quite different from the usual tastes, not just beef orzo, here is a Turkish-style beef orzo pilaf.

What is the Beef Orzo Recipe?

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We came up with a different recipe, which is highly preferred among Turkish dishes. You may not have tried this dish before, but if you give it a chance, you can be sure it will become one of your favorites.

Orzo is a low-calorie kind of wheat. They are added to salads and many dishes in various countries. This wheat is quite tasty, but consider its compatibility with beef… This combination really creates a unique flavor.

Especially if you’re experiencing a high cholesterol level, it can put you off some meaty recipes. But adopting a low-cholesterol diet means getting less than 200mg of cholesterol per day. 1 portion of the beef orzo recipe contains approximately 50mg of cholesterol, which is ideal.

Cholesterol is a serious disease. Before trying a new recipe and making a major change in your diet, make sure to consult your doctor and get his/her approval first.

Along with a high level of flavor and low level of cholesterol, they also contain a high level of fiber. This is the key to a healthy digestive system.

Now that you know enough about this meal, let’s move on to the step-by-step recipe and learn how to create this beauty.

Beef Orzo Recipe (4 Servings)

Beef Orzo Recipe

Low Cholesterol Beef Orzo Recipe

Per Serving

Calories: 390

Net Carb: 37g

Total Fat: 22g

Protein: 20g

Cholesterol: 50mg


Orzo (4/5 cups)

Beef (200g)

Green pepper (1 pepper)

Tomato paste (1 1/2 tbsp)

Pepper paste (1/2 tbsp – optional)

Sunflower oil (3 tbsp)

Butter (1 tbsp)

Yellow onion (1, medium)

Water (1 1/2 cups)

Beef stock (1/2 cup)

Fresh parsley (Topping, optional)

Salt and pepper to taste

Recipe – 15min prep / 30min cooking time

Use a wide but shallow pan.

Put the pan on the stove on low heat, and wait for a short time to heat up.

Meanwhile, cut the onions into fine cubes.

Chop the peppers into rings.

Add sunflower oil to the pan.

Then add the butter.

When the butter melts, add the onions and fry for a while.

Add the chopped peppers after the onions have been roasted for a short while.

Immediately after, add diced beef and continue frying.

Put the orzo in a wire strainer, wash thoroughly and drain.

Then add it to the meat and fry it all for a while.

Add tomato and pepper paste and mix.

Add beef stock and water.

Turn up the heat, and close the lid of the pot.

When the water boils, reduce the heat and boil (lid closed) until the water is completely gone.

Stir the food once the orzo has fully absorbed the water.

Flat the surface of the dish with a large wooden spoon.

Place a paper towel between the pan and pan lid to infuse well.

Tip: Do not open the lid for 40 minutes.

Then remove the paper towel, mix the food once more and serve.

Recommendation: Serve garnished with chopped fresh parsley.

To Sum Up

Make this dish in just 15 minutes of your time. Then it remains only to wait for it to cook. This is a healthy and filling recipe that will also keep you full for a long time. You can serve it with homemade Turkish-style mint buttermilk on the side.

It also allows as many vegetables as you want in this dish, so you can add any vegetables you want during cooking, such as carrots and zucchini.

Try it with Turkish mint buttermilk, then share your thoughts with us in the comments.

Bon appétit!

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