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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Lemon Orzo

Well it feels like it should be Friday already but its only Tuesday, ugh! Work has been a little hectic yesterday and today with a conference. Getting into work at 6:30am definitely doesn't work well for me. I'll  be happy to get back into the normal swing of things!

I know I said before that I don't really like Rachael Ray...but here I am posting another recipe of hers....I also have another post with a recipe of hers that I am editing. So I guess it's not that I don't like some of her recipes, but I really can't stand to watch her Food Network show. I'd rather watch it on mute than have to listen to her voice for another 30-minute meal episode. Anyway, my husband had some steaks he was able to bring home from a food show and I wanted to make a new type of side item to go with them instead of the usual mashed potato. This lemon orzo was really good, and you can adjust the amount of lemon juice depending on how 'lemony' you want to make it. I will suggest though to serve this with a lighter chicken or pork...I had this with a steak and the flavor of the steak and lemon didn't mesh well for me.
-1/2 box orzo pasta
-2 large lemons, zest and juice needed
- Salt and pepper to taste
-1/4 cup finely chopped parsley

1. Cook orzo pasta. Transfer cooked orzo to a serving bowl and season with salt and pepper to taste. Add the zest from both lemons and 3-4 tablespoons lemon juice (more if you desire a more lemony taste). Stir in the chopped parsley.

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