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Orzo recipes

Discover BBC Good Food's top ways to cook with orzo, a tiny pasta shape similar in size to a grain of rice. Try it in stews, salads and hearty one-pots.

29 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

This affordable dish featuring slightly salty, herby halloumi is a great meat free meal. Any leftovers make a great take-to-work lunch for the next day

18 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
12 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

This springtime pasta dish requires just four ingredients. The perfect, fuss-free feast with a creamy sauce and pork meatballs that's bound to be a hit

28 mins
Easy
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23 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

This rice-sized pasta is often used in soup but it works brilliantly in this great-value dish

1 hr
Easy
Vegetarian
20 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Enjoy this easy, speedy cod, broccoli and orzo traybake on busy weeknights. It's healthy and low in fat, and since it's a traybake, there's minimal washing-up!

30 mins
Easy
Healthy
14 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Substitute rice for orzo pasta to make this risotto-style 'orzotto', packed with pancetta and peas. It makes a lovely and quick midweek meal for the family

35 mins
Easy
6 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

The perfect choice for a small, informal gathering, take this dig-in dish of mussels, clams, prawns and orzo pasta to the table and serve with crusty bread

40 mins
More effort
34 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Fry veg with chorizo and orzo to make this healthy, colourful summer stew. You can add any leftover veg you have in the fridge to reduce food waste

35 mins
Easy
Healthy
209 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Entertaining doesn't have to equal stress, this spruced up one-pot is perfect for people with little time for preparation

2 hrs and 55 mins
More effort
15 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Make this easy orzo and cauliflower dish in just 25 minutes. It serves one for a main meal, plus there's leftovers to enjoy for lunch the next day

25 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
6 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Make this summery orzo salad packed with herbs and lemon for a seasonal side. Leftovers make a great lunch the next day 

40 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
90 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Enjoy comfort food at its best with this chicken cacciatore. The orzo soaks up the flavours of the chicken and tomatoes to make an unctuous pasta bake

1 hr
Easy
Healthy
22 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

Middle-Eastern inspired vegetarian 'meatballs' pair perfectly with orzo pasta and creamy feta cheese - a deliciously different everyday dinner

55 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
17 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Use capers, orzo, chilli and cherry tomatoes to make tuna pasta more exciting – and you may already have tuna and capers in the storecupboard

25 mins
Easy
4 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Make the most of spring veg in this stew, made with orzo, broad beans, peas, artichokes and ricotta. It can be served soupy or as a thicker braise

55 mins
More effort
Healthy
Vegetarian
53 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Make our simple, budget-friendly tomato, orzo and chickpea soup in just 30 minutes. This easy, vegetarian family meal is healthy and even low fat

30 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
19 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Rustle up our baked cod with orzo, creamy mushrooms and leeks in just 20 minutes. It's a super speedy supper – a great option for busy work days

20 mins
Easy
11 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Stir crispy fried bacon and pesto into orzo pasta for a quick dinner or easy packed lunch

20 mins
Easy
7 ratings 3.9 out of 5 star rating

Add a twist to classic spaghetti and meatballs with garlicky tomato sauce by using orzo pasta - ready in 30 minutes

30 mins
Easy
9 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

This small, rice-like pasta is ideal for bulking out nutritious salads. This version is made with roasted vegetables, cheese and basil

30 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
24 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Orzo is a small pasta shape that looks like a grain of rice and has a velvety texture similar to risotto when cooked- try it out in this Italian-inspired dish

30 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
11 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

Italy and Spain collide in this paella-like dish of orzo pasta with chorizo, peas and your seafood of choice

20 mins
Easy
10 ratings 3.9 out of 5 star rating

Serve rice-like pasta grains with peas and beans, basil and a soured cream and Parmesan dressing

18 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
9 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

This Mediterranean-inspired pasta salad makes a fresh and vibrant addition to any picnic, barbecue or buffet

20 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
10 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Using a selection of green vegetables gives this soup a summery feel and contrasting textures

50 mins
Easy
Healthy
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