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

Definition of orzo

: rice-shaped pasta

Examples of orzo in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Transfer the zucchini and orzo mixture to a large bowl, and toss with the lemon zest and juice, oil, salt and pepper and let cool, about 10 minutes. Washington Post, 18 May 2021 Serve with a simple rice or orzo pilaf, or with bread. Star Tribune, 30 Apr. 2021 Stir well to redistribute some of the orzo that may sink to the bottom, then ladle into bowls. Washington Post, 11 May 2021 Chicken Piccata with toasted orzo and roasted asparagus was the entree and chocolate creme brulee was served for dessert. Cary Jenkins, Arkansas Online, 9 May 2021 Eat the mix warm straight from the pan or serve over a pile of orzo or with bread. Genevieve Ko New York Times, Star Tribune, 7 Apr. 2021 While the soup is hearty on its own, something about the bite of orzo mingling with the rich, creamy broth really fills out the bowl. Katie Strasberg Rousso, Southern Living, 20 Mar. 2021 In the same skillet over medium heat, add the orzo. Sally Pasley Vargas, BostonGlobe.com, 9 Mar. 2021 Use orzo instead for a creamy riff on classic mushroom risotto. Washington Post, 13 Jan. 2021

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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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“Orzo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/orzo. Accessed 28 Oct. 2021.

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