This dish is so simple to prepare. It tastes clean and summery. It works well as a side or add some protein and serve it as a main dish. Any grilled piece of protein (fish, chicken, tofu…..your choice), can be laid on top, or sliced up and tossed in. I enjoy this orzo accompanied with heaps of grilled or steamed veggies and a lean protein choice.
If you are in a time crunch with no time to grill, you can serve it with a small salad and a store bought rotisserie chicken. You can also serve it up over a bed of baby spinach tossed with some lemon juice and olive oil. Orzo is nice because it absorbs flavors so easily. It is pasta, but it seems a bit like a rice because of its shape.
This is perfect for Project Lunch Box… served up with sliced chicken sausage, broccoli, and spinach.