i swear i have made this years ago when it came out before the internet and i swear it was with ground chicken or turkey? (maybe that's a different recipe?)well, i remembered it and tried it again per the recipe here. but these days i am gluten free. so i used gluten free bread in the meatballs(i had some homemade gluten free bread because the store bought sucks) and rice instead of orzo and it's just as good as i remember. i cooked the rice separately(1 cup dry/2 cups cooked)but, that said, i think i would add, white wine, lemon and garlic next time. definitely will make again. cooking light: you should start including gluten free recipes. i cant find any goodies online and especially low fat ones, so ive just been altering my favorites.
A winter staple in our house too. Easy to make; hearty; and easily adaptable to a family's specific tastes. Throw in some escarole or baby spinach and it becomes Italian wedding soup. Much of the flavor depends on the stock/soup base you use. Pick one you like.