3 Of My Favorite Orzo Recipes

Posted on July 9th, 2016 by Uncategorized

Pasta Orzo in the form of rice grains in a wooden scoop


I am obsessed with Orzo pasta. Something about how light and versatile it is just makes it the perfect pasta for Summer. Honestly, there are countless recipes that use Orzo. (Just type “orzo” into Pinterest to see what I mean!) I’m here to narrow down a few of my favorites for you just in time for them to be used as the perfect side dish at your next Summer Barbeque!

Parmesan Basil Orzo:

I just made this for the first time a week ago, and it was absolute heaven. If you are a cheesy comfort food fan, this is the perfect dish for you. The recipe is so simple and it is all done in less than 30 minutes! This would work great as a side dish, or it could be prepared in a larger quantity to be used as a dinner entrĂ©e. Honestly, I’d recommend at least doubling the recipe, I promise it will go fast.

Rosa Marina Salad (or Orzo Fruit Salad):

This is one of the reasons why I love Orzo so much, it is so versatile that it even works in a fruit salad type of dessert! You will absolutely love how creamy this Rosa Marina Salad is.

Greek Orzo and Spinach Salad:

If you’re going for a lighter option, I highly recommend this Mediterranean inspired salad. It is salty from the olives and feta and tastes absolutely refreshing. This would be absolutely perfect to make ahead and take on a picnic!


I hope that after trying even one of these recipes you will come to see just why I am so obsessed with Orzo! Especially in the Summertime, when the options are endless. But after scrolling through recipes online, I’ve seen options that would work great as a Thanksgiving or Christmas Dinner side dish as well.

Happy Cooking!


Do you have a favorite recipe that uses Orzo? Please share it with us!

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