June 20, 2012

garden inspired summer orzo

This is an easy one!  I always keep orzo on hand (if you aren’t familiar it is rice shaped pasta) for easy side dishes like this.  We made 2 different variations, one for grown ups, one for kids.

Grown up rosemary orzo:



  • 1 lemon
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • cherry tomatoes (grown ups only)
  • salt, pepper
  • sprig fresh rosemary (chopped) (grown ups only)
  • fresh parmesan
  • frozen peas (kids only)
  • orzo (i only used 1/4 pound this time but i would at least double!)

Boil the orzo as instructed on package, drain



Mix equal parts lemon juice & olive oil (i squeezed the juice of one lemon into a measuring cup then added an equal amount of olive oil.  Add a healthy dose of pepper and salt (see mills hand above..we like lots of salt).  This is the “dressing” for your pasta.  Set aside.

Chop rosemary, grate parmesan, quarter cherry tomatoes.

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For the kids version you can see (picture on the right above) i omitted tomatoes & rosemary and added frozen peas.


Well Mills added/ate frozen peas.  Add your dressing to each bowl (i just added a little at a time until I was happy with the consistency).  Add all ingredients.  I like orzo best room temp so if you store in fridge, pull out of the fridge a little early.  Top with (more) fresh parmesan..and enjoy!


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