Mozzarella and Olive Orzo

Servings: 8 servings



Preheat oven to 350. Grease shallow 3 QT baking dish. Cut 4 oz of mozzarella into thin strips, cut remianing cheese into cubes. set aside Cook orzo in a large saucepan according to pkg directions. Drain and transfer to large bowl. Melt butter with oil in saucepan over medium heat; add onion and saute until tender. Add celery and saute 5 min. Stir in flour and saute for 3 mins, stir in broth and next 3 ingredients. Cook stirring constantly for 5 mins. Stir tomato mixture, cheeese cubes, olives into orzo. Spoon into baking dish, arrange cheese strips on top. Bake 45 mins.