In North America, orzo is the name for a short-cut pasta shape that resembles a large grain of rice. It’s confusing because in Italian orzo means barley. And in Italy this rice-like pasta shape is called risoni. While orzo is traditionally made from white flour, it can also be made of whole grain durum wheat. Orzo is popular shape served in soups and salads. This lemony recipe is a easy and satisfying Mediterranean diet dish!