15 Minute Lemon Garlic Basil Courgette Orzo with Whipped Ricotta

Prep Time: 10 min Cook Time: 20 min Total Time: 30 mins
Servings 4
  • 500 grams Orzo Pasta
  • 2 Courgettes chopped finely
  • 1 Leek Stalk Chopped finely
  • 4 Garlic Cloves crushed
  • 1 Lemon Juiced
  • 1/2 cup Basil Chopped
  • 1/2 cup Chopped Parsley
  • 200 grams Ricotta
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • Chilli Flakes to Garnish
  • 1/2 cup Melted Butter or Olive Oil
  1. In a large pot start by frying the leak with the courgette for about 5 minutes until soft and lightly golden.
  2. In a food processor, place the garlic, basil, 1/2 cup water, parsley and lemon juice and blend until completely smooth. Add this to the pot and allow to simmer until it comes to a boil.
  3. Add the orzo pasta with all the seasoning, and 2 1/2 cups of water and place the lid on the pot until the orzo fully cooks. Keep checking the contents to ensure there is enough water in the pot.
  4. Whip the ricotta and spread in a serving dish. Serve the orzo on top of the whipped ricotta and garnish with chilli flakes, basil leaves and a drizzle of olive oil.
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