Bring the water to a boil. Add the orzo and salt and stir. Cook uncovered 8-9 minutes, until the orzo is soft and has absorbed most of the water. Add the butter or oil, cheese, and pepper to taste. Stir and serve.
This was her plain version. The variations include blue cheese and walnuts; basil and pine nuts; tomatoes, feta, and olives; roasted red peppers and basil; and spinach and Parmesan.
Pam Anderson's Orzo https://cheapcooking.com/orzo-pasta-that-looks-like-rice/ March 9, 2007