Quick and Easy Lemon Orzo with Parmesan and Peas

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  • 1 1/2 Cups Dry Orzo Pasta
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive oil
  • 2 Cloves Garlic, minced
  • 3 Cups Chicken Broth
  • 1 Teaspoon Fresh Thyme Leaves
  • 1 Lemon, zested
  • Juice of Half a lemon
  • 1 1/2 Cups Peas
  • 1/3 Cup Grated Parmesan cheese, plus more for garnish
  • Fresh Cracked Pepper
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a skillet over medium heat, add the olive oil and pasta.
  2. Cook, stirring occasionally until toasted, about 30-60 seconds.
  3. Add garlic and stir it in followed by thyme.
  4. Add the broth, a small amount at a time.
  5. Bring to a boil, cover the skillet with a lid and turn down to a simmer for 8-10 minutes or until the pasta has absorbed most of the water and is tender.
  6. Remove the lid and add the lemon zest, juice, and peas and stir until the peas are bright and cooked.
  7. Add the cheese and salt and pepper to taste and serve immediately.

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