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Orzo with Lemon and Parsley

Orzo with Lemon and Parsley

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Servings: 4
This simple side dish is made with orzo, a slender pasta that resembles large grains of rice. In Italian, the word orzo means "barley."


  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 lb. orzo, cooked
  • Finely grated zest of 1 lemon
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 3 Tbs. finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste


In a small Dutch oven over medium-low heat, warm the olive oil. Add the garlic and sauté until fragrant but not browned, about 2 minutes. Gently fold in the cooked orzo, lemon zest, lemon juice, parsley, salt and pepper until well mixed.

Transfer the orzo to a serving bowl and serve warm. Serves 4.
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