Orzo pasta is a type of pasta that is made in the shape and size of a grain of rice. This pasta is very versatile and it can be used in a range of recipes. Most often it is consumed in soups. The word orzo is Italian for ‘barley’. This pasta is very popular in Greece, although it is used in other Mediterranean and Middle Eastern nations, and in some parts of Germany as well. The small size can make orzo a fun pasta to prepare. We decided to combine our orzo with fresh vegetables, lemon, and Parmesan cheese to make a light and refreshing side dish that goes perfectly with a roasted pork tenderloin.