I’ve seen a few orzo soup recipes, but this is the first time I’ve tried one. It’s a big winner in my house. Not only is it full of flavor it’s really hardy and filling. I highly recommend giving this one a go this season, you won’t be disappointed!
Lemon Garlic Orzo Soup
(Adapted from Petit Foodie)
1 T olive oil
1 onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 carrot, roughly grated
6 C chicken broth
½ C orzo
1/2 lemon, zest and juice
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp pepper
1 tsp dried basil
In a large pot heat olive oil.
Add in garlic and onion. Sauté until translucent.
Add in carrot. Sauté for just a few minutes.
Pour in chicken broth. Season with salt and pepper.
Add orzo. Cook until tender with a slight bite.
Squeeze in juice of half lemon and add zest.
Season with salt, pepper and basil.
Let simmer and adjust seasonings if needed.