Lola's Ethereal Orzo

Lola's Ethereal Orzo

Peach822 9

"This is a great Italian style side dish. You can alter the amounts of the ingredients to your tastes. Adding blanched asparagus is an option here, too! Serve warm or cold."


20 m servings 218 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 218 kcal
  • 11%
  • Fat:
  • 5.9 g
  • 9%
  • Carbs:
  • 29.7g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 11.3 g
  • 23%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 11 mg
  • 4%
  • Sodium:
  • 1090 mg
  • 44%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place the bouillon cubes in a medium pot filled with water, and bring to a boil. Place orzo in the pot when bouillon has dissolved, and cook 8 minutes, until al dente. Drain.
  2. Transfer orzo to a large bowl, and toss with roasted red peppers, kalamata olives, artichoke hearts, and Parmesan.
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  1. 8 Ratings


With so much going on here given the artichokes, roasted red peppers, kalamata olives and Parmesan cheese, I really expected this to be bursting with flavor, particularly since I also added garl...

This was good and my family enjoyed it. One change I would make is to use marinated artichokes rather than the water packed ones. I assumed water packed when I looked over the recipe, but I th...

Pretty good recipe. I followed the advice of some of the other reviewers and used marinaded atrichike hearts ( a must, I think!) I also added lots of garlic, a little lemon juice, some EVOO, and...

bomb diggity G. I subbed the peppers for a 2oz jar of pimentos, and added 1/4 cup of oil/vinegar Italian dressing like the previous review suggested. Don't skimp on the cheese! Thanks!!

Pretty good, but I agree with "ChefJudy1" about using the marinated artichokes. I threw in some the the "juice" because it was a little bland although I also added onion and garlic powders. Good...

I enjoyed this recipe but I would definitely make a few changes. It was a bit bland. I didn't think the boullion had enough punch to make a difference in the overall flavor.

Excellent. I doubled the recipe, added chopped grilled chicken, 1Tb lemon juice, 1Tb pepper, and 1Tb parsley.

This was extremely quick and easy to make. Like other reviewers, I added extra cheese. The kids loved it, and it was delicious as a cold left-over.