Lemon & Artichoke Baked Orzo

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups Original Orzo
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 1 (14 oz.) can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
  • 1/4 cup green onions, chopped
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, quartered
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, rough chopped
  • Zest of one lemon
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • Fresh basil, chopped

Preparation

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a bowl, mix chopped artichoke hearts, tomato, green onion, garlic, lemon zest, salt, pepper, sugar, olive oil, and flour. Set aside.
  • Cook orzo according to package instructions. Drain orzo. Do not rinse. Add orzo and chicken stock to artichoke mixture and pour into a greased casserole, spreading evenly.
  • Sprinkle with cheese. Bake in 350 F oven for 20 minutes. Sprinkle with fresh chopped basil and serve with grilled shrimp, chicken, or lamb chops. Makes 6 servings.