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Orzo and Green Beans


This is a simple elegant pasta side dish that pairs nicely with seafood.

  • Servings: 4

Source: Everyday Food, May 2006


  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 cup orzo
  • 8 ounces green beans, cut into 1-inch lengths
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil


  1. In a medium saucepan of boiling salted water, cook orzo 4 minutes. Add green beans; continue cooking until beans are tender and orzo is al dente, 5 to 6 minutes more.

  2. Drain orzo, and return to saucepan. Mix in lemon juice and oil. Season with coarse salt and ground pepper.

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