Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

This is a flavorful side dish. I usually serve it with roasted chicken or Italian sausages. Makes plenty so there is some leftover for lunch.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook orzo in chicken broth until tender (add water if necessary).
  2. Sauté the the vegetables in butter until tender adding the garlic near the end to prevent burning.
  3. This is where I usually add a little salt and fresh cracked pepper.
  4. Drain the orzo and combine with the cooked vegetables and add the chopped parsley.
  5. The heat of the other ingredients will wilt the parsley.
  6. Stir in the juice of the 1/2 lemon and olive oil if desired.
  7. Serve with grated Parmesan.
  8. Enjoy.


Most Helpful

Tasty! We added another pepper and used fresh mushrooms.

Paris D June 15, 2012

LOVE IT, had to tweak a little for what I had on hand but this is a recipe I will save and reuse again. I like it when a recipe is a little flexible and this one gets 10 stars in my book. Thank you for posting!

CARML mama September 03, 2011

Nice side dish. I used fresh mushrooms and regular chicken stock with some Italian herbs. :)

Lori Mama July 16, 2010

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