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. 

How to Make It

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.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

Fresh Italian parsley overpowered flavor

September 08, 2016
My wife liked this dish, but I didn't care for it at all. If you insist on parsley, try French parsley for milder,  less bitter flavor. 

Perfect side dish for seafood

September 09, 2016
Nice flavors and easy to prepare.  Could also use chives in addition to or in place of the parsley.  Will make again.