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Lemon-Orange Orzo

Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Claire Spollen



Serves 4 (serving size: about 1/2 cup)

Try this healthy, whole-wheat orzo dish. Parsley and grated lemon and orange rind give it a fresh, zesty flavor. 


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 3/4 cup uncooked whole-wheat orzo
  • 1 1/2 cups unsalted chicken stock (such as Swanson)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon rind
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated orange rind
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

Nutrition Information

  • calories 147
  • fat 3.5 g
  • satfat 1.8 g
  • sodium 195 mg

How to Make It

  1. Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add orzo; toss to coat. Add chicken stock to pan; bring to a simmer. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 17 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Stir in parsley, lemon rind, orange rind, and salt.

Cook's Notes

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