Lemon Orzo

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 296.3
  • Total Fat: 3.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 3.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 60.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.5 g
  • Protein: 9.9 g

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This side dish is excellent with a variety of chicken dishes. This side dish is excellent with a variety of chicken dishes.
Number of Servings: 6


    1 box orzo pasta (approx. 14 oz)
    1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
    2 lemons, zested
    1/4 cup parsley
    salt and pepper to taste


Cook orzo in salted water according to package.
Drain well. Do not run under water.
Transfer to serving bowl, drizzle orzo with oil and season with salt & pepper.
Add lemon zest and parsley and toss.

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user VEILEDMAIDEN22.

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  • I have made this and added a can of artichoke hearts (drained and quartered) and a jar of sun dried tomatoes in oil. It was outstanding! - 9/16/07

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  • I had orzo in a bag and used this recipe with it. This is my first time cooking orzo. It was kind of bland. I will try it with the box orzo to see if it taste diffent. - 7/30/07

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  • Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Good - but a little too much lemon. - 3/23/07

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This sounds great! I'm going to try this one out soon. - 3/22/07

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  • Try it with whole wheat orzo for a healthy side dish. - 3/22/07

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