Yield
8 to 10 servings

How to Make It

Step 1

Cut 4 ounces mozzarella into thin strips; cut remaining cheese into cubes. Set aside.

Step 2

Cook orzo in a large saucepan according to package directions; drain and transfer to a large bowl.

Step 3

Melt butter with oil in saucepan over medium heat; add onion, and sauté until tender. Add celery, and sauté 5 minutes.

Step 4

Stir in flour, and sauté 3 minutes; stir in broth and next 3 ingredients. Cook, stirring constantly, 5 minutes. Stir tomato mixture, cheese cubes, olives, and salt into orzo; spoon into a lightly greased shallow 3-quart baking dish. Arrange cheese strips on top.

Step 5

Bake at 350° for 45 minutes or until slightly crisp.

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