Inexpensive Orzo is a simple pasta, made from wheat flour, that can be used in many recipies. Orzo is found in many Greek dishes, including lamb or tomato stuffing recipies. Greeks also serve orzo in place of rice, serving it with butter and Parmesan cheese. At first glance, orzo is hardly distinguishable from long grain rice and is prepared in a similar manner.
In this recipe the orzo is first toasted in butter, giving it a nutty flavor. The soup mix, combined with garlic and mushrooms, creates a savory flavor that's perfect to serve as a side dish instead of rice.
1 envelope onion recipe soup mix or onion-mushroom soup mix
3 1/4 cups water
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1 clove of garlic, finely chopped