Creamy orzo pasta is infused with the flavors of Parmesan cheese, lemon zest, and fresh thyme in this summer side dish that perfectly complements a variety of entrees, from baked chicken to steamed fish to grilled steak!
I have a little story for ya, friends. And it’s about a pot of orzo that almost resulted in a house fire.
So one fine afternoon last week, I decided to cook up this Parmesan Orzo with Lemon & Thyme side dish. My first grader was at school, and my two younger kids were upstairs playing together. I had just about all of my ingredients prepped, so I put my pot on the burner with a little olive oil and butter, then turned my back to the stove to finish mincing up some garlic. If you are versed in foreshadowing, I’m sure you can predict where this is going next.