Lemon zest and fresh parsley brighten up plain-Jane orzo for a great side dish you'll find yourself adding to your repertoire. Source: EatingWell Magazine, May/June 1997

EatingWell Test Kitchen



  • 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.


Nutrition Facts

239 calories; 2.9 g total fat; 0.3 g saturated fat; 147 mg sodium. 17 mg potassium; 44.6 g carbohydrates; 10.4 g fiber; 8.1 g protein; 238 IU vitamin a iu; 4 mg vitamin c; 4 mcg folate; 5 mg calcium; 2 mg magnesium;

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