This is a simple elegant pasta side dish that pairs nicely with seafood, such as our Baked Shrimp with Tomatoes and Feta.



Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

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

Reviews (5)

19 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: Unrated
Pretty good! I used frozen green beans. Frozen veggies love in that bright green color, flavor, and not to mention nutrition. It also cuts some of the time out. I also added a tablespoon of cream cheese at the end while it was still piping hot. I just added a tad bit of a creamy flavor.
Rating: 4 stars
I love this recipe along with the shrimp dish. I used to make this often for parties and then my Everyday Food mag was lost. I am so glad it is available online.
Rating: Unrated
I used asparagus instead of green beans. The orzo was a bit bland but mixed well with the shrimp meal... I know this would defeat the purpose of a health side but I feel butter would be better than oil...
Rating: Unrated
A perfect side dish that's easy to prepare and - seemingly - more "elegant" than other traditional sides. I made this tasty dish to serve along side pork chops marinated in Italian dressing (overnight). Easy and delicious!
Rating: Unrated
Great recipe, and very easy to do. Passing this on to all my friends.