Recipe courtesy of Sara Moulton

Lemon Zested Orzo Pilaf

  • Total: 45 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 35 min
  • Yield: 10 servings
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1 pound orzo pasta

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

3/4 cup chicken stock

3 tablespoons prepared pesto

2 lemons, zested, zest chopped

Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Cook the pasta in boiling salted water, following the timetable on the package, approximately 8 to 10 minutes. Drain into a colander, and rinse with cold water. Drain completely.
  3. Grease the bottom of a casserole dish with the olive oil. Combine all of the remaining ingredients in a bowl and place them in the greased dish.
  4. Cover with foil and bake at 400 degrees or until thoroughly heated, about 20 to 30 minutes. Stir and serve.
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