Spring Celebration Orzo is the perfect summer side dish to take to your next gathering. Packed with fresh asparagus, peas, parmesan, and basil, this orzo dish will have your guests asking for more.

Marge Perry

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Yunhee Kim

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
15 mins
Yield:
Makes 6 servings (serving size: 1 cup)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Cook orzo according to package directions. When 3 minutes of cooking time remain, add asparagus. Cook for 1 minute, then add peas and cook for the final 2 minutes. Drain.

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  • Meanwhile, use a vegetable peeler to make 12 curls of Parmesan. Grate remaining cheese and set aside.

  • Combine salt, lemon juice, and olive oil; whisk together. Toss orzo in lemon-juice mixture; stir in grated cheese and basil. Serve warm or at room temperature with Parmesan curls. Garnish with additional basil leaves, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

281 calories; fat 10g; saturated fat 3g; mono fat 5g; poly fat 1g; protein 14g; carbohydrates 36g; fiber 4g; cholesterol 12mg; iron 2mg; sodium 457mg; calcium 191mg.
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