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Parmesan Lemon Orzo

The weather has been beautiful in Southern Cali… not too warm with just the right amount of coolness in the evening. We have been grilling a ton and last night was no exception.We grilled beef and chicken skewers for dinner last night and after browsing pinterest for hours, I decided on this orzo side dish

Now that I have a permanent kitchen sidekick. M was in full-blown cooking mode and ready to cook her little heart out.

She loved learning how to measure out the ingredients!

This side dish was quick, easy, and delicious. It’s so versatile and can go with just about anything!
Parmesan Lemon Orzo
Recipe adaption from Tiny Oven
2 tbsp. butter
1 ½ cups Orzo
3 cups chicken broth
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Juice of one lemon
1/2 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp salt to taste
In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the orzo and saute for a few minutes just until it’s lightly toasted and starts to brown. Add the broth and cover and simmer for 20 minutes, until all the broth has been absorbed. Remove from the heat, add the Parmesan and lemon juice. Stir until all the cheese has melted. Add salt & pepper to taste.
Enjoy 🙂

7 Responses

  1. Kelli H (Made in Sonoma) said on June 26, 2012 at 8:23 am

    I love orzo! I can’t wait till someday I have a little kitchen helper like M!

  2. Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic said on June 26, 2012 at 9:00 am

    This looks great and I love how simple it is!

  3. Barbara said on June 26, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    Looks delicious…will have to try this. Love your little helper….soooo cute!

  4. Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) said on June 27, 2012 at 8:15 am

    I can’t believe how big M is getting! My boys have been away for almost 2 weeks and I’m so missing my side kicks in the kitchen! The orzo looks and sounds amazing! I do a similar flavor in risotto since orzo is not allowed here.

  5. Samantha Angela said on June 27, 2012 at 10:57 am

    That looks so delicious!

  6. Nicole, RD said on June 29, 2012 at 4:19 am

    YUM! What is it about lemon and orzo? M is so big!!