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Orzo with Spinach and Pine Nuts

I have shared this salad many times with the teachers at my school. They enjoy it so much that they ask me to bring it in. It's best to put the tomatoes on the salad just before serving so they won't wilt from the heat and moisture. In my opinion, the dish would not be as delectable if you substitute another vinegar for the balsamic vinegar.—Kate Whitehead, Lindenhurst, Illinois

Farmers Market Orzo Salad

2 reviews

Orzo is a tiny pasta shaped like rice. We use it as a base for veggies, lemony vinaigrette and cheeses...


Lemon Mushroom Orzo

Sometimes I serve this side dish chilled and other times we enjoy it hot.
It has a pleasant tinge...


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Greek Orzo and Broccoli

1 review

This yummy recipe from Lillian Justis of Belleplain, New Jersey will be a welcome treat at dinnertime. The warm side...


Artichoke Orzo Pilaf

2 reviews

Canned artichoke hearts bring a tangy taste to tangy orzo pasta in this side dish. "This saute is quick and...

Orzo and Peppers

3 reviews

"I love green peppers but my husband does not, so I created this dish one night when he wasn't home....


Orzo with Peppers & Spinach

4 reviews

Sweet bell peppers are a good source of vitamin C, which helps the body fight infection and absorb folate and...

Pasta & Sun-Dried Tomato Salad

3 reviews

The beauty of this sun-dried tomato pasta salad is that it can be served warm or cold. It's an ideal...


Garlic-Herb Orzo Pilaf

8 reviews

"Mildly flavored and flecked with garlic and fresh herbs, this creamy, versatile side dish can accompany a wide variety of...


Swiss Mushroom Orzo

6 reviews

Holly Bonds of Smyrna, Georgia turns to this go-with-everything dish as a substitute for rice or potatoes. TIP: “It's also...


Garlic Parmesan Orzo

28 reviews

This buttery pasta dish calls for orzo, which cooks quickly and is a nice change from ordinary pasta shapes. Orzo...

Corn & Pepper Orzo

11 reviews

This fragrant side packs flavor in but keeps extra fat, calories and sodium out. Red pepper lends sweetness and color...


Orzo with Zucchini and Feta

4 reviews

“This pasta dish is simple to prepare and never fails to please,” reports Andrea Jones of McKinney, Texas. “I double...


Spinach Orzo Salad

7 reviews

This incredibly tasty salad couldn’t be any easier to put together, and since it feeds a bunch, you won’t have...


Grilled Vegetable Orzo Salad

16 reviews

Vegetables that are in season make great additions to this orzo salad. It's the perfect side dish for a picnic,...


Minted Orzo

2 reviews

In just 15 minutes, I can make a warm, fresh-tasting side. Its mild flavor balances lots of entrees, especially the...

Roasted Veggie Orzo

11 reviews

“My sister inspired this recipe. I added a few more spices, but the concept is hers. It's easy to vary,...


Orzo Vegetable Salad

9 reviews

Heading to a potluck and need something to share? Tangy lemon dressing over cool orzo and vegetables is everything you...