This recipe is something of a classic; it’s so easy to make. But this version introduces a little extra zing, for when the season revs up and all you want to do is curl up in front of the fire for a cozy eve. All it takes is one pot for cooking and a single bowl to toss with remaining ingredients. Doesn’t get much easier than that. The gremolata gives it that zesty, zingy punch.
Orzo is an excellent pasta to have on hand; it lends itself to so many variations. If you’re looking for another flavorful combo, toss orzo pasta with your favorite miso dressing, a medley of chopped sweet peppers, cucumber, and cilantro. Scatter with crumbled goat cheese and toasted pepitas. Mmmm.