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Creamy Lemon Orzo


I often find myself with a pantry and fridge  full of random items. In this instance it was a pathetically small  amount of orzo and some goat cheese. The perfect solution – a creamy orzo side dish! I loved this so much. I wish I had been able to make more of it so I could eat it as an entree and not a side dish. I honestly cannot even remember what I served it with. Chicken of some sort? Hmm…

In all honesty, I will most likely make a huge pot of this and eat it as a main entree next time.

creamy lemon orzo

Creamy Lemon Orzo

1 cup whole wheat orzo
1/4 cup nonfat Greek yogurt
1 lemon, zested and juiced
Salt and pepper, to taste
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 cup cooked peas
2 ounces goat cheese, crumbled

  1. Cook orzo according to package directions. 
  2. Meanwhile, whisk together yogurt, lemon juice, olive oil, and salt and pepper.
  3. Drain orzo and return to pot. Stir in yogurt sauce and crumbled goat cheese and stir until cheese is melted.
  4. Garnish with lemon zest and serve warm.

Author: Jenni

Dietitian by day and Midwest food blogger by night. Lover of whiskey, running, and all things food.

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