Nutrition per serving may change if servings are adjusted.
2 teaspoons olive oil
6 ounces cooked chicken sausage, such as Al Fresco Sweet Italian, cut into ¼-inch slices
½ cup chopped onion
1 cup whole-wheat orzo
3 cloves garlic, minced
2½ cups low-sodium chicken broth
¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper, plus more for garnish
¼ teaspoon kosher salt
1 pound broccolini, trimmed, or 4 cups broccoli florets
¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese, plus more for garnish
2 teaspoons lemon zest
Heat oil in a 12-inch cast-iron or other large heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Add sausage and onion; cook, stirring occasionally, until the sausage is browned, 3 to 4 minutes. Add orzo and garlic; cook, stirring, for 1 minute more.
Stir in broth, crushed red pepper, and salt. Bring to a boil. Stir in broccolini (or broccoli). Reduce heat, cover and simmer until the orzo is tender, 8 to 10 minutes. Uncover and continue cooking until the broth is absorbed.
Stir in Parmesan and lemon zest. To serve, top with additional Parmesan and crushed red pepper, if desired.