Another soup that did not disappoint! Easy to make, so fresh, and absolutely delicious! It's great for leftovers the next day as well, just add a little more chicken broth as the orzo tends to soak it all up overnight.
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes (more or less to taste)
1 ½ cup
Heat the oil in a large heavy pot or stock pot. Add the onion and garlic and cook for 3-4 minutes until fragrant. Add the lemon zest, red pepper flakes and thyme and cook another 3 minutes until the onions are tender and translucent. Turn the heat to medium and add the spinach and orzo. Cook for 1 minute and then add the broth and lemon juice.
Bring to a light simmer and cook for 12-15 minutes until the orzo is barely tender. Whisk the water and cornstarch in a small bowl. With the soup at a light boil, whisk in the cornstarch mixture and stir rapidly. Allow the soup to thicken, about 3 minutes.
Serve immediately garnished with freshly grated Parmesan.