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Orzo Recipes

Our list of 22 orzo recipes includes salads, pasta, soups, side dishes and mains for lunch and dinner! Packed with amazing flavours, hot or cold meals for Spring and Summer.

Dietary Type

  • Vegans
  • Vegetarians
  • Gluten free
  • Dairy free
  • Low calorie

Ingredients Used

  • Orzo
  • Chicken
  • Shrimp
  • Mushroom
  • Parmesan
  • Asparagus
  • Salmon
  • Sausage
  • Cheese
  • Broccoli
  • Spinach
  • Scallops
  • Squash
  • Prawn
  • Tomatoes
  • Pasta
  • Steak
  • Turkey
  • Garlic
  • Beef

Let’s address a few FAQ’s.

Is Orzo A Processed Food

Orzo is usually made from refined grains. Select a whole grain brand.

How Many Calories Is Orzo

A serving size for orzo contains 40g of carbs, 7g of protein, 1g of fat, and 200 calories.

Is Orzo Pasta Healthier Than Rice

Orzo packs more fiber and protein than white rice, therefore it makes it the healthier choice. Based on calories, it is about 50% more in calories than an equal serving of white rice.

Can I Substitute Rice For Orzo In A Recipe

Yes. The proportions of water to pasta for cooking are the same as rice.

Can I Substitute Orzo For Couscous

Yes, Substitute Israeli couscous.

Is Orzo A Pasta Or Rice

Orzo is a pasta.

Is Orzo Approved On A Keto Diet

Purchase low carb orzo. It works for people who follow a low carb or even keto diet.

Can You Substitute Risotto For Orzo

No.  Risotto is a creamy, Italian dish made from rice and broth. Orzo is a grain shaped type of pasta.

Is Orzo A Barley

Orzo actually means barley in Italian, however there is no barley in it.

Is Orzo A Bad Carb

No. High in fiber, orzo made from whole grain flour is a better choice compared to white flour.

Does Orzo Make You Fat

Orzo delivers twice the protein of brown rice and is low in fat.

How Long Do You Boil Orzo

Place orzo is a pot of salted water. Bring it to a boil. It usually takes 8 to 10 minutes to cook.

Do You Cover Orzo When Cooking

While cooking orzo stirring occasionally, until the pasta is al dente for about 8 to 10 minutes. Then cover and let stand for an additional 2 minutes.

How Do You Drain Orzo

Use a colander.

Should You Soak Orzo Before Cooking

Not necessary. Rinse it and drain well. Toss in olive oil to keep it from clumping.

How Long Do You Cook Orzo For Al Dente

  1. Boil water. Bring a pot of salted water to boil and add uncooked orzo.
  2. Simmer, don’t boil. Cook orzo for 8-10 minutes, until al dente.
  3. Fluff. Remove saucepan from heat, and drain the liquid.
  4. Add olive oil or butter and fluff again and serve.

Does Orzo Double In Size When Cooked

It will double in size when it is cooked. If kept in the liquid longer then the recipe calls for the orzo will increase further in size.

Tip: drain it, then toss with olive oil so it doesn’t clump.

How To Cook Orzo in Rice Cooker

  1. Place 1 cup orzo.
  2. 1 cup chicken stock.
  3. half cup fresh chopped spinach.
  4. Add 2 tbsp sun-dried tomato pesto (Italian sauce ) in a rice cooker.
  5. Mix well. Switch on the rice cooker, It will be ready in 15 to 17 minutes.

22 Orzo Recipes

Enjoy our compiled list of delicious orzo recipes listed below.

One Pot Cheesy Taco Orzo

Read full detail on: Jo Cooks

Orzo Pasta Salad

Read full detail on: Carlsbad Cravings

Creamy Tomato Orzo

Read full detail on: Peas And Crayons

Summer Orzo Salad

Read full detail on: Peas And Crayons

Roasted Tomato Basil and Feta Orzo

Read full detail on: Half Baked Harvest

One Skillet Creamy Artichoke Chicken Marsala and Orzo

Read full detail on: Half Baked Harvest

Greek Orzo Salad

Read full detail on: Recipe Runner

Orzo Pasta Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing

Read full detail on: From A Chef’s Kitchen

Greek Baked Orzo

Read full details on: Pinch Of Yum

Orzo Carbonara With Crispy Prosciutto & Burrata

Read full detail on: Half Baked Harvest

Greek Meatballs and Orzo Skillet

Read full detail on: Recipe Runner

One Pot Enchilada Orzo

Read full detail on: Creme De La Crumb

Mushroom Orzo Pasta

Read full detail on: Carlsbad Cravings

One Pan Chicken and Spinach Orzo

Read full detail on: The Girl Who Ate Everything

Out Of This World Orzo Pasta Salad

Read full detail on: Panning The Globe

Orange Orzo Salad with Almonds, Feta and Olives

Read full detail on: Cookie & Kate

Creamy Garlic Parmesan Orzo

Read full detail on: Jo Cooks

Orzo Pasta with Spinach and Parmesan

Read full detail on: Life Tastes Good

Italian Sausage and Vegetable Orzo Skillet

Read full detail on: The Recipe Critic

Mediterranean Orzo Salad (Use different one)

Read full detail on: Foodie Crush

Roasted Cauliflower Orzo Salad

Read full detail on: Gimme Some Oven

One Pot Parmesan Chicken, Spinach and Orzo

Read full detail on: Recipe Runner


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