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Lemon Orzo Primavera recipe

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1 tbsp olive oil
1 clove garlic,minced
1 cup whole wheat orzo
1 small zucchini, julienned
1 carrot, julienned
2 cups broth
1 tbsp lemon zest
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp dried oregano
1 cup baby spinach, torn
1 pint grape tomatoes quartered
Salt and pepper to taste

Lemon Orzo Primavera recipe

  • Veg
  • 30 mins
  • Medium



A bunch of hand-tossed and colorful vegetables mixed with the flavors of lemon and thyme makes this awesome orzo dish. If you are not a fan of zucchini, then this recipe is one way to mask it into a dish which you will enjoy. With the flavor of lemon and garlic pitching in together and the goodness of loads of vegetables, this dish will make you deliriously satisfied.

Health Benefits

  • Orzo induces the happiness neurotransmitter serotonin inside our body. Thus, eating more of it is linked with generating happiness.
  • Orzo can help meet your glucose energy needs and works as a good source of carbs to your body.
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How to Make Lemon Orzo Primavera

  • In a large pot, heat the olive oil in medium heat.
  • Fry the onions for 2 to 3 minutes until they turn translucent.
  • Add the garlic and cook until they are fragrant.Add orzo and fry untilgolden brown.
  • Add the broccoli florets and asparagus, while stirring occasionally.
  • Pour the broth along with the salt and keep stirring.
  • Bring it to boil and simmer it and cook for 5 to 6 minutes while stirring occasionally.
  • Add the parmesan cheeseand the peas. Mix well and keep cooking on a low flame for about 2 to 3 minutes or till orzo becomes tender.
  • Take the pot off flame and stir it all one last time and then squeeze the lemon juice.
  • Garnish with the freshly chopped parsley and top it with the grape tomatoes.


  • Orzo is one of the glucose bearing carb foods alongside rice, potatoes and other wheat products.
  • Orzo allows a pathway for serotonin to come in and make you happy.
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