What’s orzo? It’s more substantial than rice, but less substantial than pasta — which makes this Italian weeknight dinner recipe just right. Garlic, parmesan, lemon and lean turkey come together at under 500 calories per serving in this delicious Lemon Turkey Orzo Pasta recipe.
teaspoon olive oil
(24-ounce) JENNIE-O® Savory Roast Turkey Breast Tenderloin, sliced into 3/8-inch pieces
cup orzo pasta
(14.5-ounce) can low-sodium chicken broth
tablespoon finely grated lemon zest
clove garlic, minced
cup finely grated fresh Parmesan cheese
cup chopped fresh basil
tablespoons lemon juice
In large skillet, melt butter with oil over medium-high heat. Add turkey in a single layer in the hot skillet. Continue to cook 2 minutes on each side.
Add orzo pasta, chicken broth, lemon zest and garlic to skillet. Reduce heat to simmer.
Cook, covered 15 to 20 minutes stirring once. Orzo should be tender and turkey 165°F. as measured by a meat thermometer. Always cook to well-done.
Stir in cheese, basil and lemon juice.