Friday, February 12, 2010

Cilantro Lime Orzo

Ha I did it! I did it!  This is one of those things that I have been working on for a while, the concept got stuck in my head several weeks ago and I wanted to make it.  I had a few poorly executed attempts but I just knew that it would work... so here it is Cilantro Lime Orzo.  I made it with the same chicken that I made in my last archived attempt on a frozen grill again, maybe that is the secret.  Here is how it worked... Ingredients:
3/4 cup Orzo
1 TBS Olive Oil
1 Clove Garlic minced
2 Heavy TBS Finely Chopped Cilantro
1 1/4 cup Chicken Broth
Juice from one lime
Salt and pepper to taste

This one is best to start by chopping the Cilantro and Garlic... to get the 2 TBS of cilantro washed it well, picked the leaves off the stems then I chopped up most of a bunch of cilantro.  The garlic was a simple... peal, smash, mince, you know the drill. Set those aside.  Take your Orzo and start roasting it in a dry saucepan until it starts to toast a little then add the olive oil and minced garlic, I didn't time this part  but once you are sure this hot add the rest of the ingredients and bring to a boil then lower to medium heat and simmer covered for 15 minutes.  Let it stand for a few minutes and your side dish is ready to go.


  1. YUM! This sounds delicious! I love orzo. I cannot believe that picture of your grill! Brrrr.

    ps: good pic at the top!

  2. SOunds delish Bryan, I'll give it a go for sure. The table cloth is one of my all time favourite colours so I am doubly impressed!

  3. A simple dish, Bryan, with so much flavor! It would be a super accompaniment to any number of meals. Wish I had a dish of it right now.

    (Nice icicles!)

  4. Yum! I make Orzo a lot, I make Cilantro Lime Rice a lot and I have never thought about combining the two- great idea, can't wait to make it. Thanks!