Lemon Parmesan Garlic Orzo with Asparagus

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Author Alyssa Rivers
Servings 6 Servings
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A buttery lemon parmesan garlic sauce coats orzo pasta and gives it such amazing flavor! It gets tossed with asparagus and makes one delicious meal!

Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American, Mediterranean


  • 3 cups water
  • 8 ounces 1 cup uncooked orzo pasta
  • 1 pound asparagus tips cut only (or how you like it to preference)
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 tablespoons fresh minced garlic
  • 2- 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice depending on taste
  • 3/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • lemon wedges for garnish optional


  1. Cook the orzo in a large pot according to package directions. Add the asparagus the last 3 minutes of cooking. Drain.
  2. In a medium skillet over medium heat add the butter. Next add the garlic and cook for 2 minutes. Remove from heat and add lemon juice, and parmesan cheese. Add the orzo and asparagus and toss. Salt and pepper to taste and serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Lemon Parmesan Garlic Orzo with Asparagus
Amount Per Serving
Calories 232 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 11mg4%
Sodium 204mg9%
Potassium 441mg13%
Carbohydrates 37g12%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin A 1325IU27%
Vitamin C 16mg19%
Calcium 187mg19%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.