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