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Mozzarella-And-Olive Orzo

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“Orzo is a pearl-colored, rice shaped pasata that cooks quicker than most rice. This Greek-inspired side dish will serve a crowd.”
READY IN:
1hr
SERVES:
10
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Cut 4 ounces mozzarella into thin strips;cut remaining cheese into cubes. Set aside.
  2. Cook orzo in a large saucepan according to package directions;drain and transfer to a large bowl.
  3. Heat butter and oil in saucepan over medium heat until butter melts;add onion, and saute until tender. Add celery;saute 5 minutes.
  4. Stir in flour and saute 3 minutes. Stir in broth and next 3 ingredients. Cook 5 minutes, stirring constantly.
  5. Stir broth mixture, cheese cubes, olives and salt into orzo; spoon into a lightly greased shallow 3 qaurt baking dish. Arrange cheese strips on top.
  6. Bake uncovered at 350 for 45 minutes or until slightly crisp on top.
  7. For Vegetarian use Vegetable Broth.

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