Lemon Orzo with Whipped Ricotta
Creamy lemon orzo with whipped ricotta is a fantastic and easy to make meal. This bright and vibrant dish is fabulous for a weeknight dinner and also perfect for a date night in.
– Olive oil & butter
– Lemon juice & zest
– Salt & Pepper
– Kosher salt
– Parmigiano reggiano
– Pecorino romano
Make the whipped ricotta.
Add all ingredients for whipped ricotta to a food processor and blend on 'high' until fluffy. Set aside.
Add olive oil and butter to a medium pan then add shallot and garlic. Sweat the mixture for 5 mins. Add orzo, then toast for 2 mins
Add water then bring to a boil. When orzo is very al dente, add grated parmesan, pecorino, lemon zest, and season to taste with salt and pepper.
Season to taste.
Add butter and stir in lemon juice. Adjust seasoning with salt, if needed.
Plate with whipped ricotta.
Place desired amount of whipped ricotta in a shallow bowl. Ladle creamy orzo into the center, top with black pepper, parm & olive oil. Enjoy immediately.
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