Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

I got this from the Food Network:Big Daddy's House:Catch of the Day with Aaron McCarty. This gets nice and creamy like risotto! I tweaked it just a little.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a medium saute pan, bring the stock to a boil.
  2. Add the orzo and cook for 7 to 8 minutes until liquid is almost absorbed and orzo is tender. Turn off heat.
  3. Stir in the remaining ingredients.
  4. Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve. Enjoy!
Most Helpful

Brilliant! This is a wonderful side dish for grilled chicken, fish and would work well with picatta. I used fat free half and half and only 1/2 the lemon and pepper called for. It was delicious!

Cook4_6 August 03, 2012

This is by far the BEST ever DELICIOUS lemon pepper orzo! Flavorful, creamy , decadent! The only modification - I reduced the pepper to 1 teaspoon. This recipe is a keeper! Way to go Aaron!

Love2cook_7071403 May 23, 2011

WOW - this was so flavorful & creamy! A definite repeat recipe. Thanks!

Southern Bug June 15, 2010