Orzo pasta is a small rice-shaped pasta that is extremely versatile. Use it in salads, side dishes or mains. This delicious orzo recipe features Mediterranean flavours with wilted spinach, feta, tomatoes and balsamic vinegar.
Orzo is available in many supermarkets. Merchant Gourmet is a popular brand.
A quick side dish that's very easy to prepare. - 08 Sep 2012
I thought this was wonderful. It was very tasty and fun to make. My advice to anyone who makes it, make sure you use balsamic vinegar at the end (it's not optional!), otherwise this will be a very bland dish. I skipped over the balsamic vinegar for the first bite, thought it was boring, then added it in and it transformed the dish and rocketed it from 3 stars to 5. This also tastes great with baked zucchini chips on the side. - 25 Feb 2006 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
This was a hit and a miss in our house. I liked the idea of the feta, but not hubs, so I unfortunately had to leave it out. I loved the little spark the red pepper flakes added, but it was a little too hot for hubby's sensitive innards, so be careful with children or those who can't tolerate any "heat." And I didn't even use as much as the recipe called for! Because this is such a fresh and colorful dish I thought it would be better suited with fresh basil, and I used halved grape tomatoes for additional color and texture. I went heavier on the garlic, about one clove for the recipe scaled to two servings. I served this with a rather robust chicken dish so the fact this was light on any additional spices or herbs made this the perfect accompaniment. I think what I like best about this is that it's just so darn pretty on the plate! - 11 Feb 2009 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)