Vegetable Orzo with Lemon & Herb Seasoning

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

An easy, comforting vegetarian dish.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Start by heating the oil in a large saucepan/wok on medium heat.
  2. Add the onion and garlic and saute for a minute or two.
  3. Add the carrot and celery and saute for another 2 minutes.
  4. Then add the chopped bell pepper and continue sauteeing for another 2-3 minutes.
  5. Add in the mushrooms and the orzo, stirring them into the vegetable mixture.
  6. Pour in enough broth to cover, about 1 cup.
  7. Let the orzo absorb the broth, adding more as necessary.
  8. Add in the grated lemon rind and herbs (and chili pepper flakes, if desired).
  9. When the orzo has absorbed all the broth and is plump looking, the meal is ready to serve.
  10. Season with salt and pepper and serve with a nice crusty bread.
Most Helpful

Very good!! I used chicken broth and tossed in a couple of extra garlic cloves. LOVED it! Thank you!

katie in the UP October 28, 2005

This was great. I used leftover veggies that had been prepped for dipping (pulled out the cukes). I used the juice of the zested lemon so it wouldn't go to waste. It was delicious!! A great dish. Thanks!

Elmotoo October 25, 2005

I made this for a vegetarian guest and it was a big hit. It was also very easy to make, which was important because I never made a vegetable dish before. Everyone loved it.

Kerri Stern September 03, 2003