Orzo Recipe: How to Make Orzo Soup

Orzo soup is one of the most frequently cooked soups in Turkish cuisine because it is not only healthy, but very tasty and easy to make. Orzo soup is the doctor of the family during cold winter days. It is much more delicious in summer days since the enterence of garden tomatoes and parsley in. In short orzo soup is one of the yummy soups that is loved by both young and old people in all seasons.

Orzo Soup Recipe

Orzo soup is one of the easiest soups to make. When compared to the vermicelli soup, the cooking time is a little bit longer. Here are the ingredients and step by step instructions for making orzo soup:

Orzo Soup


  • 1,5 cups of orzo pasta
  • 3 tomatoes
  • 1/2 bunch of parsley
  • 2 tablespoons of tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 2 liters of hot water
  • 1 tablespoons of salt

How to Make Orzo Soup

orzo soup recipe

1- First of all wash and dry the tomatoes. Halve them and grate. You can also cut the tomatoes into very small pieces instead of grating as well.

2- Chop 1/2 bunch of parsley and put aside.

3- Put the 2 tablespoons of butter in a pot and melt over medium flame.

4- Grated tomatoes are added on melted butter. Close the potlid and cook over low flame for about 10 minutes until the tomatoes are soft.

5- Then add 2 tablespoons of tomato paste and fry and blend the tomato paste thoroghly.

6- Add 2,5 hot water and bring to a boil.

7- Whenever boils, add 1,5 cups of orzo pasta. At this point you can incease or decrease the amount of orzo pasta used depending on your choice of thickness.

8- Stir the soup every now and then to prevent sticking. Cook until the orzo pasta is soft.

9- Add chopped parsley and stir and remove from the stovetop.

10- Our orzo soup is ready to serve. It is freqently served with lemon. Enjoy!

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