I’m loving the Jan/Feb Everyday Food issue with lots of light dinner ideas. I tried the Herbed Orzo. This is possibly the simplest recipe in the world. Boil a cup of orzo. Add 3 tbsp chopped herbs (any kind) and 2 tsp lemon juice and salt and pepper. That’s it. I did add some olive oil to the cooking water which keeps the orzo from sticking together and gave it a little flavor. We grated a tiny bit of Parmesan cheese on top when we ate it. This was nice and light and fresh and was pasta without being a heavy pasta dish. Orzo cooks so quickly since it’s small that this is perfect for a last minute thrown together dinner. You could dress it up with some sauteed spinach or cherry tomatoes if you wanted some more veggies.
I’ve tried orzo before and my kids didn’t like it, something about the texture. But this sounds really good; worth trying again!
My son used to be funny about it too. Somehow it looks like rice but doesn’t have that texture and it throws them off I think.
I’ve just discovered orzo since reading your blog. I love it and will definitely try this dish!
It’s a nice alternative to regular pasta.
I love that it’s a tiny bit dressed up, but in a really easy way.