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The Supremely Satisfying One-Pot Orzo That Never Lets Me Down

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But if we never switched it up, it’d get a little boring, right? That’s why I have a few favorite recipes I like to throw in the mix just often enough that they still feel special every time we make them. At the top of this list is Sheela’s creamy spinach orzo.

This easy orzo looks like risotto, tastes like stovetop mac and cheese, and is practically as quick as the frozen TJ’s rice. My family often serves it with grilled shrimp or fish, but meat-eaters could pair it with roasted chicken or pork chops. The simple ingredient list means I usually already have everything I need to make it, even if it wasn’t part of my initial dinner plan. And every single time, it’s always the best part of the meal.

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Grace Elkus

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Grace Elkus is the Deputy Food Director at Kitchn, where she writes a monthly vegetarian recipe column called Tonight We Veg. She received her culinary arts diploma from The Natural Gourmet Institute.

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