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How to prepare orzo. Can I make in rice cooker?

Birmingham | Mar 12, 201001:45 PM     18

I joined Chowhound recently so I could ask questions about rice cookers. Well now I've got my new Zojirushi NS-ZCC18, and I'm wondering if I can make orzo in it. Nothing in the "Ultimate rice cooker cookbook."

For a farewell dinner for a friend, I"m making lemon chicken in the Crockpot, hummus and pita, and figured I'd just make jasmine rice to go with it. Then I thought about roasted potatoes (since I'm a little riced out already). But then I came across a package of Misko orzo that we bought at a local farmers market. A Greek restaurant owner uses it all the time and apparently people ask for it. The directions are all in Greek and I've never made orzo. (The only thing in English is "Risoni Large" which means nothing to me.)

Not looking for anything fancy, just plain old orzo as a side dish. Should I try it in the rice cooker? Or should I just roast up some potatoes? (Do roasted potatoes fit the Greek lemon chicken theme? Can you tell I'm not Greek? :-)

Thanks!

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