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The size and shape of rice grains, velvety-textured orzo is extremely versatile. It can be used as one of many ingredients—in a pasta salad, for instance—or on its own as a stuffing for cooked vegetables or as a stand-in for risotto. And it gives richness and body to soup.
Spinach and Orzo Salad
This herb vinaigrette-dressed pasta salad keeps better than a mayo-based one from the deli—and tastes better too. We like the deep flavor of the dried tomatoes here, but if you have ripe tomatoes handy, they’ll taste great, too.
Recipe: Spinach and Orzo Salad