How to Cook Orzo

By Jenny Seyfried

Orzo is a unique barley pasta. It resembles rice, but it cooks to a consistency similar to pasta. It is most commonly used in Italian soups.

Orzo pasta
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Cooking Orzo Pasta

Bring 4 cups of water to a boil. Add 1 1/2 cups orzo to water.

Season to individual taste.

Cook about 10 minutes or until tender.

Drain the orzo.

Serve.