Lemon Orzo

In this episode, two delicious ideas for weeknight meals.  Sauteed Turkey Cutlets With Avocado Sauce is simple to make, and light and flavorful for everyone in the family to enjoy. On the side is a creamy Lemon Orzo. For a new twist on chicken, try Aida’s quick and easy Honeyed Mango and Chicken Sautee With Toasted Cashews, served with Toasted Sesame Rice.

Yield: 4 to 6 servings
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Ease of Preparation: easy
Total Preparation Time: 2 Minutes 
Total Time: 10 minutes


  • 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth 
  • 2 cups water 
  • 1 pound orzo 
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil 
  • 1 teaspoon lightly packed lemon zest 
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt 


  1. Combine broth and water in a small pot and bring to a boil over high heat. When it boils, add orzo. Bring back to a boil, then cover and simmer for 5 to 6 minutes, until most of the liquid has cooked off.
  2. Remove from heat and stir in oil, zest, and salt. Taste, adjust seasoning as desired, and serve immediately.