Sunny Citrus Orzo

Millie Johnson


This is a light and lemony pasta dish that is terrific served with seafood or chicken. You could add grilled shrimp to this dish for an entrée that is great on a warm summer's night. Great to make ahead of time !

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8 - 10
10 Min
15 Min
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1 1/2 c
uncooked orzo
1 Tbsp
lemon zest, grated
4 Tbsp
lemon juice
2 Tbsp
olive oil
1/3 c
sliced almonds
1 Tbsp
chives, dried or fresh
1 Tbsp
basil, dried or fresh
1 tsp
dried parsley
salt and pepper to taste


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1Cook orzo according to package directions. Drain and rinse.

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2While orzo is cooking, zest lemon and juice it. If using fresh herbs go ahead and chop them.

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3In a bowl add olive oil. While stirring with a whisk add in lemon juice a little at a time to incorporate into olive oil.

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4Add herbs and zest to olive oil and lemon mixture then pour over orzo. Add the almonds, salt and pepper to taste, and stir well. I like to serve this dish cold. Great to make ahead !

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5I like to serve this with seafood or with Chicken Breast with a Spicy Orange Glaze.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American