Lemon Orzo With Mint

"A recipe found in the Food Network Magazine September 2011 edition, with modifications."
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  • In a medium sized pot, bring water to a boil and add the salt, Orzo, paprika.
  • Lower to a simmer and cook, covered,12-15 minutes or until tender,.
  • stirring occasionally.
  • Let cool slightly and then add the mint, lemon zest/juice and green onions.
  • Check for seasoning.
  • Serve.

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  1. The ingredients list 2 tablespoons of oil but the directions say nothing about using it in the recipe. Also, it says it serves 4 but the nutrition information says it is for 2. Very confusing! I made it without the oil and it was delicious. Would appreciate revised nutrition information. Thanks.
  2. Magnificent! So easy and the mint gave it that little something special. My kids really thought this was rice and ate a hearty portion each. I love this and will definitely be making it often. I did take pictures, but am having technical issues with my computer, so I will be back to upload them. Thank you so much Lori Mama! Made for I RECOMMED TAG GAME.
  3. Definitely delicious! Mint is so nice in this. Wouldn't change a thing. Served with grilled chicken and peas. TY, LM.
  4. Great side dish with dinner tonight. Made this with one of my chicken recipes, and made this recipe as written with fresh mint, and cut down to 1 green onion. We all enjoyed it. Loved the mint flavor in this, and so easy to prepare/make. Made for Holiday Tag.
  5. This is so good I could eat it just on it's own, however, I paired it with grilled lemon chicken for a grand team up. Simply loved the lemon and mint combo, the mint was there but it was a gentle waft across the palate that mingled beautifully with the lemon. The small bit of paprika was also a lovely touch. Sadly, I didn't have any green onion but then I don't think that I really missed it.


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