Eating is just so much fun. Isn't it?!
Especially when you experience a myriad of glorious flavors that dance around on your tongue merrily before they meet their untimely end. ...Or, perhaps it is a quite timely end. It's an end, no matter how you look at it!
As we are sprinting into summer, I encourage you to try this incredibly simple and light orzo. It is a dish that just beckons you. If you listen real close, you can hear them.. Go on, lean in. Listen -- Do you hear it?
"....Caaaaarpe.. Caaaaarpe diem... seize the day boys, make your lives extraordinary!"
I've always wanted a reason to say that to someone. So, sorry, I couldn't resist.
This dish is light and easy and begs for your attention! And yes, the flavors dance on your tongue! What fun!
Lemon and Thyme Orzo
Yields: 4 to 6 servings
10 oz. orzo
1 TBS thyme
1 tsp parsley
1 tsp garlic powder
Salt and pepper to taste
1. Bring 2 quarts of water to a boil with a pinch of salt. Once boiling, add the orzo and cook to the packages instructions. Drain when finished and run about 1 cup of cold water over it to stop it from cooking.
2. Squeeze the juice from one lemon and also get about 1 TBS of lemon zest into a shallow bowl. Add the seasonings and stir.
3. Add the lemon juice/herb mixture to the orzo. Top with a pinch of Parmesan. Eat and enjoy!