Lemon Scented Orzo

We served the Honey and Lime Glazed Chicken with a side of Lemon Scented Orzo.



  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 1/3 cup orzo pasta
  • grated Parmesan cheese for topping, optional


Source: South Arm Community Kitchen


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Carrot Orzo

This is about the only dish that has the least Greek element in it, except for the feta cheese.  The only similarity with the other dishes is that it is adapted from the same source, i.e. Bon Appetit.  This recipe serves 4.

Karen and Lorna worked together to make this Carrot Orzo side dish.


Orzo is almost like a risotto.  This creamy orzo is a quick to make and delicious side-dish.  It does not need the laborious stirring in making a risotto.


  • 8 ounces peeled baby carrots (about 2 cups)
  • 2 tablespoons (1/4 stick) butter
  • 1 cup orzo (rice-shaped pasta; about 8 ounces)
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups low-salt chicken broth
  • 2 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary



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