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Missouri River Medley - 50 Servings

Missouri River Medley - 50 Servings
Missouri River Medley - 50 Servings
This recipe comes from USDA Healthy Meals Resource System, St. Mary’s Grade School (Recipes for Healthy Kids Competition)


8 ⅓ c. cooked orzo

8 ⅓ c. canned garbanzo beans, drain and rinsed

8 ⅓ c. canned black beans, drained and rinsed

4 ¼ c. canned corn

4 ¼ c. canned tomatoes with green chilies

2 c. red bell pepper, chopped

16 green onions, chopped

1 c. fresh cilantro, chopped

41 ½ oz. reduced-fat Italian dressing

1 Tbsp. plus ¼ tsp. black pepper


Cook orzo based on package instructions. *Note: 1 pound dry orzo yields 3 pounds cooked orzo. Open canned beans and corn, strain and place in a large mixing bowl along with the cooked orzo. Open canned tomatoes and add directly to the bowl with orzo, beans, and corn. Chop red peppers, green onions and cilantro. Add directly to the large mixing bowl with previous ingredients. Add Italian dressing and mix all ingredients until everything is well coated. Add pepper and again mix until pepper is evenly distributed. Keep dish chilled in the refrigerator until time of serving. Garnish with a few strips of toasted pita bread, if desired.

Makes 50 servings.

Per Serving: 230 calories, 4.5 grams (g) of fat, 9 g protein, 39 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber and 570 mg sodium.

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