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Lemon Parmesan Garlic Orzo

This Lemon Parmesan Garlic Orzo is a simple pasta dish that even your husband can prepare! It’s made with fresh lemon, shredded parmesan and a touch of garlic.

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I have officially decided that I do not like amoxicillin. My poor little guy was diagnosed with a double ear infection at his one year checkup last thursday. So we have been on this “wretched potion” for about a week now. For those of you who do not know, amoxicillin has this uncanny ability to turn everything coming out of you into liquid. What does that mean for mommy?  Well… I’ll tell you. I am changing a diaper & clothes every 2 hours. Then doing laundry so I have enough clothes the next day!! I am so over amoxicillin. To add to the mess {no pun intended…ok, well maybe a little}, Cason now has a bad diaper rash so it is even harder to change those ever so frequent dirty diapers. Ahhh… t – minus 3 days till we can stop and I am soooo counting down!

In order to create a slight break in the diaper changing mayhem I enlisted my husband for his helping hubbie dinner night. His recipe mission…. Lemon Parmesan Garlic Orzo.

How to Make This Tasty Lemon Orzo

To get started, bring a pot of water to a boil. Add 2 cups of orzo.

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Cook until al dente. Drain orzo and place in bowl, add 2 T. of lemon zest {about 2 lemons}.

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Then add 3 T. of olive oil, 1 1/2 T. of garlic powder, juice of 2 lemons, and salt & pepper.

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Mix all ingredients and top with 1/2 cup of shredded parmesan cheese.

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This would be great as a main dish or accompany a main dish. {like maybe the Spiced Chicken & Grapes I posted the other day}

Lemon Parmesan Garlic Orzo

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Lemon Parmesan Garlic Orzo

  • Author: Krista
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Yield: 6-8 servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Stove
  • Cuisine: Italian

Description

This Lemon Parmesan Garlic Orzo is a simple pasta dish that even your husband can prepare! It’s made with fresh lemon, shredded parmesan and a touch of garlic.


Ingredients

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  • 2 cups of orzo, uncooked
  • 3 T. olive oil
  • 1/2 cup shredded parmesan
  • 1 1/2 T. garlic powder
  • 2 T. lemon zest (2 lemons)
  • Juice of 2 lemons

Instructions

  1. Bring a pot of water to a boil. Add orzo.
  2. Cook until al dente. Drain orzo and place in bowl.
  3. Add lemon zest {about 2 lemons} to pasta.
  4. Then add olive oil, garlic powder, lemon juice, and salt & pepper.
  5. Mix all ingredients and top with shredded parmesan cheese.

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