Cilantro-Lime Orzo

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"Orzo with a Mexican flair. from Cuisine tonight for two - 30 minute meals"

Original recipe yields 2 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (406.8 g)
  • Calories 215.7
  • Total Fat - 3.3 g
  • Saturated Fat - 1.2 g
  • Cholesterol - 4.2 mg
  • Sodium - 1404.4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 41.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 5.6 g
  • Sugars - 0.6 g
  • Protein - 6.5 g
  • Calcium - 35.2 mg
  • Iron - 1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 1.2 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

Bring chicken broth to boil, stir in orzo and cook according to package directions.

Step 2

Drain orzo and transfer to a bowl.

Step 3

Stir cilantro, sour cream, and lime zest into the orzo; season with salt and pepper

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.


Beverly Pyka McDonald

Loved this orzo!! I added a squeeze of lime and a little Monterey Jack Cheese! Was a great compliment to our Honey Mustard Maple Glazed Salmon cooked on a Maple Plank with Cumin & Paprika Rub! I will be making this orzo again!!

(1 Apr 2020)


We thoroughly enjoyed this pasta! The lime is so refreshing and complimented the carrots and pork perfectly! Thank you Derf for yet another great recipe to keep on hand.

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(27 Sep 2013)


I served this as part of my Cinco de Mayo on Sunday. It was a great choice and something different than tacos, burritos etc. This went very well with my meal and I will eat this along with other Mexican fare! Thank you so much for sharing Derf! Linda

(6 May 2013)