Tomato-Lemon Orzo

Side Dishes

Tomato-Lemon Orzo

Toasting orzo in garlicky oil, then simmering in chicken broth, makes a incredibly flavorful side dish. A bit of bright flavor from tomatoes and citrus makes this orzo an ideal bed for Mediterranean Lamb Shanks and a deep-flavored sauce.


4 servings

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Test Kitchen Tip

So that everything’s ready at the same time, cook the orzo while making the sauce.


Cook garlic in oil in a saucepan over medium heat until fragrant, 1 minute.

Add orzo; stir to coat with oil and cook 2 minutes.

Stir in broth, cover, and reduce heat to low. Simmer orzo until tender and most of the liquid is absorbed, 1015 minutes.

Add tomatoes, parsley, and zest; season with salt and pepper.

Nutritional Facts

Nutritional Facts

Per serving

Calories: 247

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 5g 7%

Saturated Fat 1g 5%

Cholesterol 3mg 1%

Sodium 76mg 3%

Carbs 41g 13%

Fiber 2g 8%

Protein 9g

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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