Orzo with Cherry Tomatoes and Lemon - 2 Guiding Stars
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Sometimes really great ingredients are key to simple cooking. Add your favorite herbs to give this dish a more personal feel.

Tip: To halve your cherry tomatoes quickly, place them between two plates and, keeping gently pressure on the top plate, run a sharp knife between the two plates.


  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 cup orzo
  • 2 cups chicken or vegetable stock
  • 2 tsp. chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 Tbsp. pine nuts, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon zest
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. pepper


  1. In a large frying pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the tomatoes and garlic and cook until the tomatoes are tender (3 minutes). Set aside.
  2. In a large saucepan, combine the orzo and chicken stock over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low, cover and simmer until the pasta is al dente (6-7 minutes).
  3. Remove pasta from the heat and let stand, covered, until almost all of the liquid is absorbed  (3-4 minutes).
  4. Add remaining ingredients and tomato mix. Toss gently to combine.
Nutritional analysis per serving: Calories 230; Total Fat 5.5g (8% Daily Value); Saturated Fat 1g (5% DV); Trans Fat 0g; Cholesterol 1mg (0% DV); Sodium 210mg (9% DV); Total Carbohydrate 37g (13% DV); Dietary Fiber 2.5g (11% DV); Total Sugars 4g; Includes 0g Added Sugars (0% DV); Protein 9g; Vitamin D 0% DV; Calcium 2% DV; Iron 10% DV; Potassium 8% DV; Copper 35% DV; Thiamin 35% DV; Niacin 30% DV.
Recipe by Guiding Stars at https://guidingstars.com/recipes/orzo-with-cherry-tomatoes-and-lemon/
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