Summer Lemon Orzo
Orzo fans, is there anything better in winter or summer than a bowl of fragrant, lemon-scented pasta goodness? We think not! For a heartier, cheesier orzo, make sure to check out another orzo recipe fave of ours.
Here at the Culinary Cartel, we absolutely love orzo. It’s the perfect dish for any season and can be adapted in so many ways. Orzo and lemon is a classic combination, and for good reason too! The creamy and soft texture of orzo pairs beautifully with citrus flavours.
Orzo is the ultimate one-pot dish and is an almost guaranteed crowd-pleaser. Creamy and light at the same time, orzo is the ideal dish to serve in the summer months and has quickly become one of my go-to weeknight dinners.
This yummy lemony pasta dish requires only 7 ingredients and cooks up in 15 minutes or less. It’s a one-pan dish so you’ll avoid dirtying up multiple pans. Lunch or dinner couldn’t be simpler. Let’s get cooking!
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is orzo?
Orzo is a delicious Italian ‘pasta rice’ prepared from wholewheat, white or whole-grain flour, as well as semolina flour. It is delicious in soups or salads or prepared as a pasta dish.
Can I prepare the lemon orzo ahead of time?
Absolutely! You can keep leftovers or pre-prepared orzo in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week. The flavour will only improve over time.
Can I make this vegan?
This orzo dish is vegan! You can add non-dairy feta for extra creaminess, or leave it out altogether.