Lemon Orzo Primavera

Colorful vegetables and the flavors of lemon and thyme make this orzo dish great for picnics.

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  • 1 tbsp olive oil,
  • 1 cup uncooked orzo pasta,
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed,
  • 1 medium zucchini, shredded,
  • 2 medium carrots, shredded,
  • 14 ounces vegetable broth (400ml),
  • zest from 1 lemon,
  • 2 tsp dried thyme,
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese,


  1. Heat the oil in a pot over medium heat.
  2. Stir in orzo, and cook for 1 minute, until golden.
  3. Stir in garlic, zucchini, carrots and cook for 2 minutes.
  4. Pour in the broth and mix in lemon zest and thyme.
  5. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes.
  6. Add Parmesan cheese, mix and serve.

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