Herbed Orzo


I came up with this herbed orzo to act as a simple foil to the flavorful balsamic roasted chicken I made on Saturday night – but it came close to stealing the show, at least if you ask me.  The smooth flavor of extra-virgin olive oil and the green bite of parsley and dill are perfect against orzo, my favorite pastina.  Sometimes it’s the low key side dishes that taste the best.

Herbed Orzo

1/2 cup dried orzo (0r other pastina)
1 1/2 tablespoons (approx.) extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon finely chopped Italian Parsley
2 tablespoons finely chopped dill
salt and pepper

  • Cook the orzo according to the package directions.
  • Drain the orzo and transfer to a large bowl.  Add remaining ingredients and toss to combine.  Season to taste and serve alongside roasted meat or chicken.

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