Orzo With Lemon and Parsley

Total Time
5 mins
10 mins

Simple orzo recipe, prepared like risotto. Original recipe by Pam Anderson, published in the Washington Post, June 7, 2000.

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  1. For a version that is not quite so rich, you may omit the Parmesan cheese.
  2. In a large saucepan, bring 1 quart of water to a boil.
  3. Add the salt and orzo and cook until the orzo is tender and has absorbed almost all of the cooking liquid, 8 to 9 minutes.
  4. Stir in the butter, Parmesan cheese, lemon zest and juice and parsley.
  5. Serve immediately.
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Absolutely wonderful orzo side dish! My other half appreciated the Parmesan cheese in it, & I thoroughly loved the use of lemon & parsley! A very nice combination of flavors! Thanks for sharing the recipe! [Made & reviewed for one of my adoptees in this Spring's round of Pick A Chef]