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 Try orzo or bulgur in place of rice; use any variety of herbs and tender veggies; consider all kinds of meat to dolmafy your life. Kat Craddock, Saveur, "How to Make Your Own Dolmas (Stuffed Grape Leaves) for Perfect Mezze Plates," 21 Apr. 2017 To the bowl, add the orzo; toss with the vegetable-cheese mixture. Bill St. John, The Denver Post, "Get Cooking: Foods that cool you off (and they may not be what you would expect)," 3 Aug. 2020 This nutritious recipe—featuring boneless chicken, lime, and whole wheat orzo—is sure to be a crowd-pleaser at your next picnic. Blair Donovan, Country Living, "40 Watermelon Recipes That Are Essential for Summer Barbecues," 24 Apr. 2020 For example, boil farro with orzo, green or brown lentils or brown and black sticky rice. Ali Slagle, New York Times, "If You Can Boil Water, You Can Make Dinner," 12 May 2020 Add orzo to the broth and let that lil’ pasta cook for 8 or so minutes. Rachel Karten, Bon Appétit, "This Vintage BA Recipe is the Definition of "Oldie But Goodie”," 30 Jan. 2020 Our family likes a lot of bang for their buck in their chicken soup, so this one is fairly well populated with chicken, orzo and fresh herbs. Katie Workman, NBC News, "Move over, chicken noodle. Here are 6 twists on chicken soup you'll love," 6 Jan. 2020 Shrimp, orzo and spinach are tossed in a pineapple-herb sauce that’s as bright as a beach day. Kari Sonde, Washington Post, "Channel a tropical vacation with these 9 recipes starring pineapple," 26 Aug. 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

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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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Last Updated

21 Sep 2020

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“Orzo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/orzo. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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