How To Cook Orzo

A pan of toasted orzo

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Orzo is a versatile rice-shaped pasta that is easy to prepare and makes a great addition to any meal.


  • 1 cup Orzo pasta
  • 2 cups water or broth
  • 2 tsp butter


  1. In a skillet over low-medium heat, melt the butter.
  2. Then add the uncooked Orzo, and mix well to coat the pasta in the butter.  Stir continuously until the pasta is lightly golden brown, about 4 minutes.
  3. Whisk in the water or broth, and bring to a low boil.
  4. Then reduce the heat to low, cover and let simmer until all of the liquid is absorbed, about 15 minutes.