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Herbed Lemon Orzo


From EatingWell:  May/June 1997

Lemon zest and fresh parsley brighten up plain-Jane orzo for a great side dish you'll find yourself adding to your repertoire.

4 servings, about 1 cup each | Active Time: 10 minutes | Total Time: 25 minutes



  1. Cook orzo in a large pot of boiling salted water until al dente, 7 to 9 minutes. Drain and transfer to a serving bowl. Stir in parsley, oil and lemon zest. Season with salt and pepper.


Per serving : 249 Calories; 3 g Fat; 1 g Sat; 1 g Mono; 0 mg Cholesterol; 48 g Carbohydrates; 9 g Protein; 2 g Fiber; 77 mg Sodium; 108 mg Potassium

3 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 3 starch