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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.

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
27 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
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4 ratings 2.8 out of 5 star rating

If you've got leftover pheasant to use, this dish makes the most of a modest amount and is a great weeknight supper

45 mins
Easy
5 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
21 ratings 3.9 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
10 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
8 ratings 4.5 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
23 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
8 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

A tiny rice-shaped variety of pasta makes this dish almost like risotto. It's quick, healthy, filling and suitable for vegetarians

30 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
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
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
208 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
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
9 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

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

50 mins
Easy
Healthy
16 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
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