Orzo with Lemon and Parsley

Orzo with Lemon and Parsley

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Orzo with Lemon and Parsley

This simple side dish is made with orzo, a slender pasta that resembles large grains of rice. In Italian, the word orzo means “barley”.

Recipe Courtesy of Williams-Sonoma Kitchen.


  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 pound orzo, cooked
  • Finely grated zest of 1 lemon
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste


  • 1 In a small Dutch oven over medium-low heat, warm the olive oil. Add the garlic and saute until fragrant but not browned, about 2 minutes. Gently fold in the cooked orzo, lemon zest, lemon juice, parsley, salt and pepper until well mixed.
  • 2 Transfer the orzo to a serving bowl and serve warm.
  • 3 Serves 4.


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