Herbed Orzo

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.

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5 Responses to Herbed Orzo

  1. I’ve tried orzo before and my kids didn’t like it, something about the texture. But this sounds really good; worth trying again!

  2. marthaandme says:

    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.

  3. I’ve just discovered orzo since reading your blog. I love it and will definitely try this dish!

  4. marthaandme says:

    It’s a nice alternative to regular pasta.

  5. Alisa Bowman says:

    I love that it’s a tiny bit dressed up, but in a really easy way.

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