Baked Orzo - Another Family Favorite

I want to take a moment and wish everyone a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and Happy Holidays no matter what you are celebrating! I also want everyone to know how much appreciate that you take the time to read my blog and often take the time to comment. I never imagined when I started this blog a year ago, that I'd make so many new friends in the blogging world.

Today, I’m sharing another family recipe with you. I’m not even sure who made it originally since I came into the family some time after it became a favorite. It’s so simple, that when I told my friend what was in it she was surprised. She’s not much of a cook, so I think she might even give it a try herself.

baked orzo 1

This can be served along side almost any meat main dish – chicken, beef or pork. Orzo looks so much like rice that many people think that’s what you’ve used. We like to make sure it bakes for the entire amount of time so that it gets that little bit of crunch to the top. The original recipe calls for water chestnuts and almonds, but since My Husband likes it better without that’s what I do. Just keeping the family happy!

Baked Orzo

Source: MomK, Aunt Sylvia (family recipe)

1 box of orzo, cooked to package directions
3 tablespooons canola oil
1 to 1 1/2 packages onion soup mix
1 small can of sliced mushrooms


Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Combine all ingredients into a baking dish. Bake, uncovered for about 30 minutes.

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pam said…
Merry Christmas!
Mmm! This looks wonderful and a great addition to any table. I normally just cook my orzo on the stovetop and I have yet to bake it. I'll have to give this a try soon - thanks for sharing! And here's wishing you a very warm and happy holiday, from our family to yours! :)
Anonymous said…
I honestly have never baked/cooked Orzo = ( so sad...

But it sure looks yummy!!! Happy Holidays..
Stephanie said…
Yum! I will have to try this- it looks great.
Chef E said…
I just read another post about Orzo, man yours looks good! I love it...
That Girl said…
Yours is such a beautiful dark color!

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