Creamy Lemon Dill Orzo Risotto

Indulge in the delightful flavors of our Creamy Lemon Dill Orzo Risotto. This recipe combines the richness of orzo with the zesty freshness of lemon and the aromatic touch of dill, creating a mouthwatering dish that’s both comforting and sophisticated.

Creamy Lemon Dill Orzo Risotto

Creamy Lemon Dill Orzo Risotto


  • 1 cup orzo
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons fresh dill, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Cook the orzo according to package instructions; drain and set aside.
  2. In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and garlic, sautéing until softened.
  3. Pour in the broth and bring to a simmer. Stir in the cooked orzo and simmer until the liquid is absorbed.
  4. Remove from heat and fold in the Parmesan cheese, lemon zest, and chopped dill. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Serve warm, garnished with additional dill and a sprinkle of Parmesan if desired.

Prep time: 10 minutes | Cook time: 20 minutes | Total time: 30 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Nutritional Information (per serving): Calories: 320, Fat: 12g, Carbohydrates: 45g, Protein: 10g

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