This Orzo stuff…Help a sister out!

posted 3 years ago in Cooking
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

@icanhearyousmile:  I LOVE orzo. my mom makes it just like she would pasta since it actually is pasta, and then she sautees it in some oil with some mushrooms mixed in. We eat it as a side, like rice.

ETA: What about a recipe like this? http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/orzo-garlicky-spinach-50400000127511/

ETA2: This actually looks a LOT like what my mom makes: http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/orzo-pilaf-with-mushrooms

Post # 4
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

i love tomato orzo soup!!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

It works as a side literally just with butter, but @futuremrsk18‘s recipe sounds really good.  Also, if you want to make middle eastern style rice pilaf, fry the uncooked orzo grains in butter until brown then add them to uncooked rice and cook it all together.  

Post # 8
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

@icanhearyousmile:  I would cook it the same way and instead of spinach or mushroom, add any vegetable – peas, chickpeas, beans, whatever you have will work.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee

I often throw a handful of orzo in soups. It goes great with lentils,vegetables, etc.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I’d boil it up in chicken broth, toss it with some butter or olive oil, parmesan and herbs as a light side.  It’s also yummy with cut up asparagus, mushrooms, onions.  Treat it like pasta!

Post # 13
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Busy bee

I cook it like pasta then mix it with capers, feta, tomato and baked or grilled chicken thighs and olive oli.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I put it soup a lot!

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee

Mmmm, I love orzo. Growing up we ate a lot of orzo and never ate rice.

Honestly, just cooking it up with a little butter is awesome. You can also make a cold salad with like feta, tomatoes, etc. 

However my favorite place for orzo is soup. My mother always used it in her chicken soup – SOOO much better than rice. 

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