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Lemon Orzo

lemon orzo Side Dish Italian
Lemon Orzo
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 25 min
  • Servings 7

Looking for an Italian side dish made using Progresso® chicken broth? Then check out this delicious pasta seasoned with lemon that’s ready in 25 minutes.

Updated March 4, 2012
Progresso Broth
Make with
Progresso Broth

Ingredients

  • 6
    cups Progresso™ chicken broth (from two 32-oz cartons)
  • 1
    package (16 oz) orzo or rosamarina pasta
  • 1/4
    cup butter or margarine
  • 2
    tablespoons grated lemon peel
  • 2
    tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 1/2
    cups freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2
    teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • Shredded Parmesan cheese, if desired

Steps

  • 1
    In 4- to 5-quart Dutch oven, heat broth to boiling. Stir in pasta. Cook uncovered 9 to 11 minutes, stirring occasionally, until tender. Drain; set aside
  • 2
    In same pan, melt butter over medium heat. Add pasta, lemon peel, lemon juice, grated cheese and pepper. Stir gently just until cheese is melted. Sprinkle individual servings with shredded cheese.

  • When grating a lemon, be sure to remove only the yellow portion of the peel and not the bitter white pith below.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
291
% Daily Value
Total Fat
10g
0%
Saturated Fat
5 1/2g
0%
Sodium
853mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
35g
0%
Dietary Fiber
2g
0%
Protein
15g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 1 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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