- Course: Side Dish
- Skill Level: Easy
- Cost: Inexpensive
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Orzo is a petite pasta that looks like rice. In Italian it means “barley,” no doubt because its shape reminds Italians of a grain of cooked barley. In much the same way that you would add herbs to rice for a light savory accompaniment to more powerful entrees, this orzo provides the sensual pleasure of pasta with light floral notes.
- 10 cups Basic Chicken Broth
- 4 cups orzo
- ½ cup chopped fresh lemon thyme leaves (see Note)
- 4 teaspoons grated lemon zest
- 4 teaspoons peanut oil
- 4 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
1. Bring the broth to a boil in a large saucepan over high heat. Add the orzo, reduce the heat to medium, and cook until just tender, 9 minutes. Drain, and return the pasta to the pan.
2. Add the remaining ingredients and toss well to combine. Serve hot.
If lemon thyme is unavailable, substitute ¼ cup chopped fresh regular thyme or ½ cup chopped fresh parsley or oregano.
© 2003 Sheila Lukins
Note from Cookstr's Editors
Nutritional information is based on 8 servings, but does not include Basic Chicken Stock. For nutritional information on Basic Chicken Stock, please follow the link above.