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Mar 4, 2013 08:14 AM

Orzo pasta

I got some orzo today and i've never used it before. Any recipes or ideas or suggestions please? Thanks

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  1. Orzo-feta salad w/ sun-dried tomatoes is a classic.

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        1. re: valerie

          That Ina recipe is a winner!!! I make that all the time.

          1. re: foodieX2

            Another vote for the Ina recipe (which I believe she actually got from someone else).

          2. Cook a leg of lamb on top of a bed or orzo, tomatoes, spices.

            1. Mediterranean Orzo Salad

              1 cup orzo pasta
              1 can sliced ripe olives (2 ¼ oz.) rinsed and drained
              1 cup diced red bell pepper
              ¼ cup crumbled feta cheese

              1 packet (1/oz.) Hidden Valley
              The Original Ranch Dressing Mix
              3 tablespoons olive oil
              3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
              1 teaspoon sugar
              1/2 teaspoon dried basil

              •Cook orzo according to package directions, omitting salt.
              •Drain; rinse with cold water.
              •Mix orzo, olives, red pepper and feta cheese in large bowl.
              •Wisk together dressing mix, oil, vinegar, sugar and basil.
              •Stir dressing into orzo mixture.
              •Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours.

              • makes 4 to 6 servings