Just 6 ingredients are all you need to make this fresh pasta side. The lemon and basil brighten the dish making it perfect for a spring gathering. Add cooked shrimp or chicken for a hearty lunch or light supper.
Cook the orzo according to package directions, omitting the salt and fat. Drain.
. While orzo cooks, heat oil in a medium nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add lemon rind and garlic; sauté 1 minute. Remove from heat. Add orzo, basil, and remaining ingredients; toss well. Garnish with basil, if desired. Serve immediately.
Some of the quantities need to be changed. Maybe more garlic, more parm. It ended up feeling rather dry. Guess you could add more oil or (eek) some butter. Has potential and went nicely with asparagus and chicken.