Lemon and tuna orzo

Lemon and tuna orzo

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From
Half-Hour Hungries
Serves
2
Prep
30 mins
Cooking time
30 mins
Photographer
Mark Roper

This recipe is so easy to prepare – perfect for when you want to make your family an easy, no-fuss dinner. Just double the recipe to serve four people.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
1 tablespoon salt, to add to pasta water
200g orzo or risoni pasta
60g salted butter
1 garlic clove, finely grated
130g tinned tuna in oil, drained and flaked
1 teaspoon lemon juice
2 teaspoons flat-leaf parsley leaves
10g parmesan cheese

Method

  1. With adult help: Add one tablespoon of salt to a large saucepan and fill it three-quarters of the way up with water you have boiled in a kettle. Heat the salted water over high heat until boiling, then, wearing oven mitts, carefully add orzo to the pot. Watch for splashing. Cook orzo uncovered for ten minutes or until al dente (cooked through but still firm), stirring regularly to prevent sticking.
  2. With adult help: Meanwhile, melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the grated garlic and fry for 30 seconds. Add the tuna, lemon juice and parsley leaves and heat through.
  3. With adult help: Wearing oven mitts, drain the cooked orzo by pouring it into a colander placed in the sink. Add the orzo to the tuna mixture and stir through before dividing between 2 bowls.
  4. Using a speed peeler, evenly shave the parmesan over the orzo. Serve immediately.

Time-saving tips

  • Have all your equipment and ingredients ready. Find a kitchen hand to help you prepare the ingredients ahead of time. Boil and salt your pasta water while you prepare your ingredients.
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