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Our best orzo recipes

Orzo is a pasta with a distinctive shape that makes it suitable in a range of different dishes spanning from refreshing salads to hearty, one-pot bakes. Here are 13 of our best orzo recipes.

Baked chorizo orzo with white fish
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Baked chorizo orzo with white fish

This stylish baked chorizo and white fish orzo makes a great midweek meal or simple dinner party dish. An easy one-pot meal, the tender white fish cooks on top of a rich orzo stew filled with peppers, spinach and spicy chorizo.

  1. Preheat the oven to gas 6, 200°C, fan 180°C. 
  2. Heat the oil in a shallow ovenproof casserole dish over a high heat. Add the chorizo, onion, garlic and peppers and fry for 5 mins until the chorizo is starting to crisp. 
  3. Place the spinach in a sieve and squeeze out the excess liquid. 
  4. Add half the parsley, the orzo, tinned tomato, spinach and 800ml boiling water to the pan and stir to combine. Bring to the boil and simmer for 3 mins, stirring occasionally.
  5. Top the orzo with the fillets of fish so they are slightly covered and bake in the oven for 20-25 mins until the fish is cooked throughout. 
  6. Serve topped with the remaining parsley. 

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  • Ingredients
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • ½ 225g Spanish chorizo ring, skin removed and sausage finely chopped
  • 1 red onion, finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 pepper, finely chopped
  • 400g frozen spinach, defrosted
  • 10g flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
  • 300g orzo
  • 400g chopped tomatoes
  • 4 x frozen white fish fillets