How to make it

  • Combine the lemon juice, garlic and a generous pinch of salt in a small bowl and set aside.
  • Bring a large pot of well-salted water to a boil over high heat.
  • Meanwhile, put the chicken broth in a medium (3 qt) saucepan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Boil until the broth has reduced to 1 cup, 20 to 30 minutes. Reduce the heat to low. Add the lemon-garlic mixture and whisk in the butter one piece at a time. Keep warm.
  • Cook the orzo in the boiling water until barely al dente, about 8 minutes. Drain and immediately toss with the broth mixture. Add the 1/2 cup Parmigiano and the parsley and thyme. Season to taste with salt and pepper and toss well to combine. Serve immediately, sprinkled with additional Parmigiano.

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  • cypress 11 years ago
    Fresh Market has a lemon orzo so similar to this. I think instead of butter or margarine they use olive oil and add pine nuts. This looks like a great way to make it at home! And I like not spending $20,000 on pine nuts for one recipe.
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    " It was excellent "
    trigger ate it and said...
    ORZO, LEMON herbs and garlic these alone make it a winner, with the cheese and butter takes it over the top.
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    " It was excellent "
    legoflamb ate it and said...
    This is great. Orzo is part of my heritage, I do this but I sprinkle crumbled feta on top.
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  • kukla 11 years ago
    This really REALLY works for me :) I'm a BIG fan of Parmesan, love orzo, pepper, garlic -- and I adore thyme! Excellent post, FrankieAnne :) Thank you!
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  • crystalwaters 11 years ago
    Great post ... bookmarked!
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  • softgrey 11 years ago
    mmm- yummy!
    sounds really good...
    i love orzo and am always looking for creative ways to prepare it...

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