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15 Best Orzo Substitutes (Updated in 2023)

Orzo is a unique and versatile pasta that I use in some of my favorite dishes and sides.  However, if you don’t have any on hand, here are a few alternatives that have similar texture and taste.

Orzo is an oval-shaped pasta cut to the size of a grain of rice. It’s often called a type of “pastina” due to its small size. Orzo is typically made from a type of flour called semolina, which gives the pasta its golden color. However, it’s also available in a variety of other colors, including yellow-white, red, and green.

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