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Parmesan Orzo with Asparagus

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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.

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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!!

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