Monday, June 21, 2010

Lemon Parsley & Toasted Garlic Orzo

Half a Box of Orzo pasta
1 Handful of fresh Parsley finely chopped
2 cloves of garlic
3 tablespoons of EVOO
2 tablespoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 tablespoon of fresh lemon zest
Salt & Black Pepper to taste

Directions: Cook Orzo as directed on box. Drain Orzo well and place into a bowl. Add EVOO and mix to evenly coat the Orzo. Let the pasta cool down. In the meantime heat a small frying pan on Low with an thin even coat of EVOO. Place garlic cloves into the pan once peeled and let it toast for 5 minutes or until soft and slightly brown. Once the garlic is done.. place on a cutting board and finely chop the cooked garlic cloves. Add the garlic to the Orzo along with the fresh chopped parsley, lemon juice, and lemon zest. Finally add a pinch of two of salt and some fresh ground black pepper. Adding more or less salt is optional. Mix well and Enjoy!

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