Valley Fig Growers

Orzo with California Figs, Gorgonzola, & Prosciutto

Makes about 7 cups (8-10 servings).


1 pound orzo (rice shaped pasta) 

2 tablespoons olive oil 

2 garlic cloves, minced 

1/4 teaspoon crushed hot red pepper flakes 

1 cup (packed) coarsely chopped spinach leaves 

1 cup (4 oz.) coarsely chopped Blue Ribbon Orchard Choice or Sun-Maid California Figs

2 ounces (1/2 cup) thinly sliced prosciutto, chopped 

1 cup chicken broth 

1 cup (4 oz.) crumbled Gorgonzola or other blue cheese  


  1. Cook orzo according to package. Set aside. In large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add garlic and red pepper flakes and cook, about 1 minute. Stir in spinach and cook until wilted, about 1 minute. Stir in figs and prosciutto and cook 1 minute longer. Add pasta, stirring to combine. Pour in chicken broth and cook until most of the liquid has absorbed, 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in cheese. Makes about 7 cups (8-10 servings).
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Nutrition Information

amount per serving

  • Calories 277
  • % Calories from Fat 23%
  • Fat 7
  • Cholesterol 13
  • Protein 11
  • Carbohydrates 42
  • Fiber 3
  • Iron 2
  • Sodium 374
  • Calcium 96
  • Potassium 187