Skip to main content

Skillet Orzo with Orange Roughy and Herbs



Orzo makes a tasty simple base for fish when cooked paella-style on the stove ~ this outstanding dish is the proof!





Orzo is the Italian word for barley. It’s a form of short-cut pasta, shaped like a large grain of rice.  It can be substituted for rice in many recipes, and nutritionally speaking, ounce for ounce, rice and orzo contain nearly the same calories, carbohydrates and sodium.  



Any flaky white fish, such as cod, can be used in this Southern Living recipe.  Salmon could be substituted also.


Stir in broth and orzo; simmer


This makes for a light meal that we really like.  And, I plan on making it many times in the future.



it’s truly sort of mellow and delicious!





Skillet Orzo with Fish and Herbs



Ingredients:



2 tablespoons butter

¾ cup sliced green onions (about 5 onions) divided

4 teaspoons garlic cloves, minced, divided

4 cups vegetable broth

2 cups orzo pasta

½ cup drained sun-dried tomatoes in oil, chopped

½ teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon pepper

1½ cups loosely packed fresh parsley, chopped and divided

1½ pounds orange roughy, sliced into serving-size pieces

1 teaspoon lemon zest

1 tablespoon olive oil



Method:



Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Melt butter in a 12-inch ovenproof skillet over medium heat.

Add ½ cup sliced green onions and 1 teaspoon garlic, sauté 4 minutes.

Stir in broth, next 4 ingredients and ½ cup parsley.

Bring to a simmer and cook, uncovered and stirring occasionally, 15 minutes or until orzo is just tender and some liquid remains in the skillet.

Remove from heat.

Sprinkle fish with salt and pepper.

Place fish in a single layer on hot orzo mixture, and cover skillet.

Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 25 minutes (depending on thickness of fish) or until it flakes easily with a fork. 

Stir together lemon zest and remaining green onions, garlic and parsley.

Spoon over cooked fish, drizzle with olive oil.

Serve





ENJOY!





Comments

  1. Love this recipe, and look forward to trying it! Thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  2. I would happily serve myself~
    looks so good Pam.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Pam, This is a great looking and sounding fish entree. Love orange roughy too! Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

    ReplyDelete
  4. Pam
    This a great fish recipe that is colorful, full of flavor, and healthy, too. Where do you buy your Orange Roughy?

    ReplyDelete
  5. Oh PAM!! I have become enamored with orzo and this dish looks perfect. Thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  6. How pretty. I'm crazy about orzo and use it all of the time.
    Sam

    ReplyDelete
  7. This looks really delicious Pam and since I'm a much bigger fan of pasta than rice, I usually use orzo for rice.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Thanks, everyone!

    Becky, Jewel has great orange roughy here so I imagine they'd have it by you also. Do you believe this weather!!!

    ReplyDelete
  9. This looks really good Pam, thanks ~

    ReplyDelete
  10. Hi Pam , love orzo and love all the ingredients , must make this soon . Pinning ;- D thanks for sharing :)

    ReplyDelete
  11. Looks delish.

    Have a frightful weekend and an oogie boogie night.

    It's Halloween month, so I'm a tad excited.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Dear Pam, I do love orzo. It is a nice change of pace from rice; though I love rice too.
    This is a very nice and healthy and tasty dish. Looks great.
    Have a beautiful weekend. Blessings dear, Catherine

    ReplyDelete
  13. Orzo is one of the few things I purchased at Eataly. I'm sitting here reading your delicious recipe wrapped in my winter robe. Snowflakes for you this weekend?

    Best,
    Bonnie

    ReplyDelete
  14. Yummmmmmmy!!! Although I have never tried Orzo before, this looks and sounds fanstastic!!!! Have a great sunday Pam.
    Thanks for sharing, I will definitely give this one a try.

    ReplyDelete
  15. I love light meals ... especially pre and post holidays.

    Happy October, Pam.

    Fondly,
    Glenda

    ReplyDelete
  16. I haven't tried orzo. But your dish looks so good!

    ReplyDelete
  17. This sounds great, an ideal weeknight meal.

    ReplyDelete
  18. What a scrumptious dish, Pam, and I love that it can be prepared in one pan. This will make a lovely Sunday dinner and I happen to have all the ingredients.

    ReplyDelete
  19. The recipe looks wonderful, Pam. I love the way the orzo is prepared with the sun-dried tomatoes, broth and herbs!

    ReplyDelete
  20. Damn delicious "paella" with orzo pasta!!
    definitely gonna try this recipe

    ReplyDelete
  21. This looks amazing, and so healthy,too.

    ReplyDelete
  22. for best Online Jobs without any rejection, no time limit required, no investment requires, just spend few minutes and earn upto $35 daily
    www.adsclickearning.com

    ReplyDelete
  23. for best Online Jobs without any rejection, no time limit required, no investment requires, just spend few minutes and earn upto $35 daily
    www.adsclickearning.com

    ReplyDelete
  24. for best Online Jobs without any rejection, no time limit required, no investment requires, just spend few minutes and earn upto $35 daily
    www.adsclickearning.com

    ReplyDelete
  25. for best Online Jobs without any rejection, no time limit required, no investment requires, just spend few minutes and earn upto $35 daily
    www.adsclickearning.com

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

________________________________

The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don’t want, drink what you don’t like, and do what you’d rather not.
~ Mark Twain
_____________________

Hi
I am happy to hear what you have to say, and appreciate your taking the time to stop by and leave a comment.
Keep smiling!
Pam
_______________________________

Popular posts from this blog

Tender and Delicious Italian-Style Baked Chicken Breasts

Are you in the mood for chicken tonight? If you are, here’s a great recipe for it!




Everyone seems to love chicken and there are several things I like about this recipe:  the ease of preparation, just a few simple ingredients and no sacrifice of the flavor because it is simple.  It tastes mmm mmm good! 
This dish is great for a weeknight meal or company also.  Just dip the chicken breasts into beaten eggs, coat them with the Parmesan bread crumb mixture, drizzle with the spicy, garlicky Robusto Italian dressing and pop them into the oven.  They come out baked to perfection, being fork tender.  I served it with rice and a crisp mesclun salad.


Italian-Style Baked Chicken Breast Printable recipe

Ingredients:
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts 2 eggs, beaten 1 cup Parmesan cheese 1 cup Italian bread crumbs ½ tablespoon garlic powder ¼ teaspoon salt ¼-½ teaspoon seasoned pepper ¼ cup Wishbone Robusto Italian Salad Dressing 4 teaspoons butter
Method:
Wash chicken, pat dry. Combine cheese, bread crumbs, g…

Succulent Slow-cooker Pork Loin in Gravy

It’s that time of year when I like pulling out the slow cooker and letting it cook dinner for us!

Thisslightly adapted recipe is from Trisha Yearwood’s Home Cooking cookbook.  Not only can she sing, she can evidently cook very well also.  Her cookbooks are filled with down-home simple recipes that would appeal to most anyone.  

We really like pork and I really like the slow-cooker, so this recipe is a win win!  It has the right mix of ingredients with its spicy rub, chicken broth, lemon juice and soy sauce.  The pork is fall apart tender and delicious Trisha says, “ Before I found this recipe, my attempts at cooking pork loin usually began with high hopes and ended with dry, overcooked meat.  The secret is the slow-cooking crockpot.  Spices in the rub get a chance to really flavor the loin, and it doesn’t dry out.  In fact, it’s so tender that it actually falls apart!” 



The singer/cook is right ~ it is scrumptious!  I hope you try it and like it as much as we do!



Slow-cooker Pork Loin in …

Bubba’s Winning Homemade Summer Sausage

You’re probably asking why would anyone bother to make their own summer sausage.  The reason is, because it is so very delicious!

The flavor of Bubba's home made sausage is much better than the store bought version, cheaper also and you know exactly what it consists of.  You control the ingredients ~ no added chemicals~ and flavor it as you like.  It reminds me of growing up on the farm with Dad making our own pork sausage, not similar to supermarket sausage at all.
Our older son, known as Bubba here on my blog, has been refining his summer sausage recipe and has hit on the exact proportions for it.   It's easy to pull together, it just takes time; requiring 5 days to cure.  

There is no casing involved.  Do not use a grade of ground beef with very low fat content as the result will be dry and crumbly.  Do not substitute any other salt for the Morton Tender Quick Cure ~ it is not the same thing!
It’s a great summer sausage that you just slice and serve with cheese and crackers or …









Summer was our best season: it was sleeping on the back screened porch in cots, or trying to sleep in the treehouse; summer was everything good to eat; it was a thousand colors in a parched landscape…

~ Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird






Printfriendly

ᴡᴏᴏ ʜᴏᴏ!!!

ᴡᴏᴏ ʜᴏᴏ!!!

Dinner Party

Dinner Party
Jules-Alexandre Grun

United States 7.3.16

Flag Counter

Global Visitors 7.3.16

Flag Counter

ᴍɪɴɴɪᴇ ❣ 13 ʏᴇᴀʀs

ᴍɪɴɴɪᴇ ❣ 13 ʏᴇᴀʀs
May 5, 2004…

ᴍᴏᴏᴄʜᴇʀ ❤ ʀɪᴘ ❤

ᴍᴏᴏᴄʜᴇʀ ❤ ʀɪᴘ ❤
May 5, 2004 – Dec 16, 2014

Since 2009

StatCounter

Total Pageviews