Orzo with Parsley and Lemon Zest

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 17 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Cook: 12 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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1/2 pound orzo

Coarse salt

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, eyeball it

2 large lemons, zested

Black pepper

1/4 cup finely chopped flat leaf parsley, a couple of handfuls


  1. Cook orzo in salted water about 12 minutes, to al dente. Drain orzo well. Do not run under cold water. You want the cooked pasta to remain hot. Transfer pasta to a serving bowl. Drizzle orzo with a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Add lemon zest and parsley and toss to combine the flavors with the pasta.