orzo

noun
or·​zo | \ ˈȯrd-(ˌ)zō How to pronounce orzo (audio) \

Definition of orzo

: rice-shaped pasta

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Entrees begin with a cup of thick lemon orzo soup and are served with both rice and spicy garlic dip. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, "5 to try: New North County restaurants for Mexican, Mediterranean and more," 22 Aug. 2019 Instead, the bite-size chunks of lean meat lend texture and pair naturally with the light pasta element of orzo. Bonnie S. Benwick, Twin Cities, "There’s a chicken soup for every season, and this one says summer," 24 July 2019 Instead, the bite-size chunks of lean meat lend texture and pair naturally with the light pasta element of slippery orzo. Bonnie S. Benwick, The Denver Post, "There’s a chicken soup for every season, and this one says summer," 17 July 2019 Instead, the bite-size chunks of lean meat lend texture and pair naturally with the light pasta element of slippery orzo. Bonnie S. Benwick, Washington Post, "There’s a chicken soup for every season, and this one says summer," 16 July 2019 Whisk pesto into vinegar, then drizzle over orzo and sprinkle with almonds. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Seared Chicken with Pesto Zucchini Orzo," 9 Aug. 2019 Leftovers morph into stewy territory, as the orzo tends to absorb the broth after a day’s refrigeration. Bonnie S. Benwick, Twin Cities, "There’s a chicken soup for every season, and this one says summer," 24 July 2019 Add the orzo to the water and cook until al dente, 6 to 7 minutes. The Washington Post, The Mercury News, "This deserves to be your summer’s go-to bacon salad," 19 June 2019 Add the broth, tomatoes and their juices and the orzo; bring to a boil over medium-high heat, then reduce the heat to medium-low; cook for 7 or 8 minutes, stirring a few times. Bonnie S. Benwick, Twin Cities, "There’s a chicken soup for every season, and this one says summer," 24 July 2019

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First Known Use of orzo

1917, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for orzo

Italian, literally, barley, from Latin hordeum — more at orgeat

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