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sunny citrus orzo

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Millie Johnson
Valley Head, AL

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 rating)
yield 8 - 10
prep time 10 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For sunny citrus orzo

  • 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