Meatless Monday Lemon Pepper Orzo

Aaron McCargo Jr shared a great recipe for Meatless Monday, his Lemon Pepper Orzo. The original recipe calls for chicken broth, but you could always substitute vegetable stock for a true vegetarian meal. Recipe from Food Network.

2 1/2 cups chicken stock
1 cup orzo
2 lemons, juiced
1/4 cup cream
1/4 cup grated Parmesan
2 tablespoons mascarpone
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons fresh chives
1 tablespoon cracked black pepper
1 teaspoon lemon zest

In a medium saute pan, bring the chicken stock to a boil. Add orzo and cook for 7 to 8 minutes until liquid is almost absorbed and orzo is tender. Turn heat off.
Stir in the remaining ingredients. Season with salt and pepper, if necessary, and serve.