13 March 2011

Sunday Supper - Orzo a la Lissy with Roasted Zucchini and Shrimp

I have an orzo recipe in my repertoire that I've been making for years.  I've made it and brought it to dinner parties many times as it's easy to make and can be served at room temperature.  A friend of mine who loves it (and anything really lemony) calls it orzo a la Lissy.

Cook the orzo in salted boiling water according to the package directions.  I usually use regular orzo but tonight to make it even healthier, I used whole wheat orzo.

While the orzo is cooking, prep all the other stuff.  Chop up some flat leaf parsley, juice and zest one lemon (use more or less depending on how lemony you like) and toast some pine nuts.  Also dice up some good quality feta cheese.  I buy French sheep's milk feta. 

Once the orzo is done, mix it together with the pine nuts, parsley, lemon juice, good olive oil and feta.  Add a little salt to taste if you like but remember the feta is pretty salty.

I served it with roasted zucchini and shrimp.


  1. I can't believe I wasn't following your blog until now. I'm so sorry, sweetie! Well, now your in my reader. This is just the kind of recipe I love. It's getting bookmarked for dinner soon.

  2. Thanks for following along Marissa! Glad you like the recipe. It was delish!!