Seared Scallops with Lemon Orzo - 1 Guiding Stars
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Scallops are a wonderful treat, and searing them is one of the most delightful ways to enjoy them. Paired with a lemon-thyme orzo, this dish is a fresh, satisfying, and simple meal.


  • Cooking spray
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup uncooked orzo
  • 1 cup fat-free, low-sodium chicken broth
  • ½ cup dry white wine
  • ¼ tsp. thyme
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh chives
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • 1½ lb. sea scallops
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. black pepper


  1. Heat a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add onion to pan; sauté (3 minutes).
  2. Stir in pasta, broth, wine, and thyme; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer until liquid is absorbed and pasta is al dente (15 minutes).
  3. Stir in chopped chives and lemon juice. Keep warm.
  4. Heat oil in a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle scallops evenly with salt and pepper. Add scallops to pan; cook until desired degree of doneness (3 minutes on each side). Serve with pasta mixture.
Nutritional analysis per serving: Calories 335; Total Fat 4.5g (6% Daily Value); Saturated Fat 1g (5% DV); Trans Fat 0g; Cholesterol 41mg (13% DV); Sodium 850mg (37% DV); Total Carbohydrate 40g (15% DV); Dietary Fiber 2g (7% DV); Total Sugars 3g; Includes 0g Added Sugars (0% DV); Protein 26g; Vitamin D 0% DV; Calcium 2% DV; Iron 10% DV; Potassium 10% DV; Vitamin B12 100% DV; Phosphorus 50% DV; Folate 40% DV.
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