Lemon Orzo with Asparagus
Buttery orzo cooks to perfection with this one-dish wonder! Cook all ingredients together in the Anyday dish, stir and serve with extra parmesan. We love this as a vegetarian main or as a side.
What You’ll Need
What You’ll Need
Prep Time5-7 mins
Cook Time16-17 mins
to unload the dishwasher
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- ⅔ cup (115g) orzo pasta
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- Black pepper (to taste)
- ½ cup (50 g) asparagus, cut into 1” pieces (about 6 spears)
- 1 tablespoon lemon zest
- 1½ cup (350ml) chicken or vegetable stock
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
- Add olive oil, orzo, garlic powder, salt and pepper, asparagus, lemon zest and chicken stock to the Anyday dish and stir well. Cook uncovered at Power Level 8✕
Certain foods cook best in the microwave at lower power levels.
Different microwaves have different settings. See your microwave manual (or look it up online) to learn how to change your microwave’s power level.
For many microwaves: enter the cook time, press the “Power” (or “Power Level”) button, and select a number between 1-10. Other microwaves may require selecting the Power Level first, and then entering the cook time.
Microwaves list power levels in different ways. Here’s a guide to help you adjust:
PL 10 = 100% = High (default)
PL 9 = 90% = High
PL 8 = 80% = Med-High
PL 7 = 70% = Med-High
PL 6 = 60% = Medium
PL 5 = 50% = Medium
PL 4 = 40% = Med-Low
PL 3 = 30% = Med-Low
PL 2 = 20% = Low
PL 1 = 10% = Low
You will know if the power level has been successfully changed if you hear periodic changes in the microwave’s tone after it begins cooking.
- Add the butter and parmesan and stir well. Serve immediately.
Serving suggestions & tips
- If asparagus is unavailable, use green beans, sugar or snap peas or zucchini.
- Add some sour cream, greek yogurt or goat cheese for added richness.
- Add some chili flakes for an extra kick.