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 !


★★★★★ 1 vote

8 - 10
10 Min
15 Min
Stove Top


  • 1 1/2 c
    uncooked orzo
  • 2
  • 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

How to Make Sunny Citrus Orzo


  1. Cook orzo according to package directions. Drain and rinse.
  2. While orzo is cooking, zest lemon and juice it. If using fresh herbs go ahead and chop them.
  3. In a bowl add olive oil. While stirring with a whisk add in lemon juice a little at a time to incorporate into olive oil.
  4. Add 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 !
  5. I like to serve this with seafood or with Chicken Breast with a Spicy Orange Glaze.

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About Sunny Citrus Orzo

Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American

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