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

Definition of orzo

: rice-shaped pasta

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Add orzo and cook, stirring occasionally, 4 minutes. Woman's Day, "Orzo with Clams, Zucchini and Lemon," 30 Dec. 2011 Sprinkle chicken with parsley mixture and serve with cooked orzo. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Chicken Osso Buco," 15 Jan. 2015 Dice and heat the leftover kebabs; mix with 3 cups hot leftover orzo and a little beef broth. Susan Nicholson, ajc, "7 Day Menu Planner," 23 Feb. 2018 Meanwhile, cook the orzo according to package directions. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Chicken Osso Buco," 15 Jan. 2015 The orzo and chicken marsala ones offered character and charm. Tim Smith, baltimoresun.com, "Giada De Laurentiis' new restaurant in Horseshoe Casino Baltimore serves up appealing flavors," 28 June 2018 Cook the orzo according to package directions. Drain and toss with the spinach and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Allison Fishman, Woman's Day, "Sautéed Chicken Cutlets and Cherry Tomatoes with Spinach Orzo," 26 Apr. 2013 Other options include: A rotisserie lamb plate with tomato orzo au jus and a roll. Ann Maloney, NOLA.com, "New Orleans Greek Fest invites you to dine, wine on the bayou," 22 May 2018 Plan ahead: Prepare 2 extra kebabs and extra orzo, and save enough cake for Monday. Susan Nicholson, ajc, "7 Day Menu Planner," 23 Feb. 2018

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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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