Reserve a cup of the hot pasta water before draining the orzo. Use it a tablespoon at a time as needed to lubricate the orzo and pesto when you toss them together in the pot.
Don’t overcook the pasta. When using white flour pastas it’s important it be al dente, so always cook it 1 minute less than the stated packet time. Why? The softer it gets, the higher it goes up the glycemic index. The Italians were onto something!
All our recipes are created by chefs and reviewed by our oncology-trained staff Registered Dietitian, Kate Ueland, MS, RD, to ensure that each is backed with scientific evidence and meets the standards set by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.