Orzo Primavera



  • 1 cup orzo (rice-shaped pasta)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup frozen baby peas, thawed
  • 1 small red bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil


Bring a large pot of water to a rolling boil. Stir in orzo and salt and return to boil. Cook, stirring occasionally to keep the orzo from sticking, for six to 10 minutes, until grains are tender but firm. Drain orzo and transfer to a serving bowl. Add peas, red peppers, dill, one tablespoon of lemon juice and oil, and mix well. Taste and add more lemon juice if desired. Add salt and pepper and serve hot.

Yield: 4 servings

Nutritional Information per Serving (1/2 cup):

  • Calories: 224
  • Fat: 2 grams (8% of calories)
  • Cholesterol: 0 milligrams
  • Sodium: 373 milligrams