The Pioneer Woman Tasty Kitchen
Profile Photo

Parmesan Orzo with Asparagus

5.00 Mitt(s) 1 Rating(s)1 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 5

Prep:

Cook:

Level: Easy

System:

6
x

Print Options

Page size Letter 3x5 4x6
Text Size Small Medium Large
Content Include description
Include prep time, etc.
Show image

Description

Here is another perfect side dish to go along with your summer grilling recipes! We enjoyed this dish with some marinated chicken kebobs. It was quick and easy and done in 15 minutes!

Ingredients

  • ½ pounds Orzo Pasta
  • 2 cups Asparagus, Cut Into 2-Inch Pieces
  • ½ cups Shredded Parmesan Cheese
  • ¼ cups Pasta Water
  • 1  Lemon, Zested
  • 1 clove Garlic, Minced
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • Salt And Pepper

Preparation

Cook orzo according to package instructions. Drain pasta, reserving 1/4 of the starchy pasta water.

Bring a small pan of water to a boil. Cook asparagus for 3 to 4 minutes. While cooking, prepare an ice bath in a small bowl to dump asparagus into when done. This will stop the cooking of the asparagus and keep them a bright green.

Toss orzo with asparagus, cheese, pasta water, lemon zest, garlic, oil, salt, and pepper. Serve immediately.

No Comments

You must be logged in to post a comment.

One Review

You must be logged in to post a review.

Profile photo of kitchenlovenest

kitchenlovenest on 7.21.2011

This was outstanding!! My only change: adding an extra clove of garlic, and sauteing the asparagus instead of blanching it. The flavor, color, texture and everything about this dish is perfection. I’ll be making this again!!

Related Recipes

Grilled Corn with Goat Cheese and Olive Tapenade
Profile Photo by Nancy @ Coupon Clipping Cook in Sides
Corn on the cob that's practically a meal in itself.
0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 4 Level: Easy


2-Ingredient Roasted Fennel and Grapefruit
Profile Photo by Marwin Brown in Sides
Simple 2-ingredient recipe featuring fennel and grapefruit roasted to bring out...
0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 4 Level: Easy


Southern Stewed Cabbage
Profile Photo by FunnyLoveLindsay in Sides
So simple but perfect to add to just about any dinner....
0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 4 Level: Easy


Tex-Mex Chicken Fajita “Rice” Bowl
Profile Photo by Heather Daniel in Sides
A healthy creation for the Tex-Mex palate: tender garlic lime chicken...
0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 4 Level: Easy


Amish Onion Patties
Profile Photo by Patricia @ ButterYum in Sides
If cooked onions are good, crispy, caramelized onion patties are even...
0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 6 Level: Intermediate