Country Ribs and Orzo

Catherine Cappiello Pappas


I started out thinking I would make a plain sauce with spaghetti for dinner.

My mind wandered from the original intent but this seems to happen often. I am sure many of you find this happens too. The ribs turned out fine, even though I cooked them uncovered. I have no complaints.


☆☆☆☆☆ 0 votes

10 Min
1 Hr 30 Min


Add to Grocery List

  • ·
    for the sauce:
  • ·
    29 oz. can crushed tomatoes
  • ·
    2 zucchini – sliced
  • ·
    ½ onion – sliced
  • ·
    19 oz. can cannellini beans – rinsed and drained
  • ·
    4 garlic cloves – chopped
  • ·
    ¾ cup water plus tsp. vegeta seasoning
  • ·
    ½ cup fresh basil – chopped
  • ·
    juice of ½ lemon
  • ·
    ¼ tsp. red pepper flakes
  • ·
    ½ tsp. dried oregano
  • ·
    ¼ tsp. salt
  • ·
    pinch of sugar
  • ·
    ¼ tsp. cinnamon
  • ·
    3 tbs. olive oil
  • ·
    grated romano or parmesan cheese
  • ·
    1 lb. of orzo
  • ·
    for the country style pork ribs:
  • ·
    3 lbs. of county style pork ribs
  • ·
    for the rub:
  • ·
    ½ tsp. salt
  • ·
    ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • ·
    ½ tsp. brown sugar
  • ·
    ½ tsp. paprika
  • ·
    ½ tsp. dried oregano
  • ·
    2 tbs. olive oil

How to Make Country Ribs and Orzo


  1. For the Country Style Pork Ribs:
    Preheat Oven 300 degrees.
    Adjust the seasonings to taste and the amount of pork ribs being prepared.
    Combine all of the ingredients for the rub in a small bowl.
    Rub the meat with the mixture and place in a baking dish.
    Bake: 1¼ to 1½ hours
    Prepare the Orzo as directed; close to the time when the ribs will be ready.
    When the orzo is plated combine the lemon juice with the chopped basil and a tablespoon of olive oil and pour over the orzo when plated. Top with the tomato sauce, a little extra olive oil, dash of oregano, red pepper flakes and grated cheese.
    Finish the dish by topping with the ribs and a drizzle of olive oil and serve.

Printable Recipe Card

About Country Ribs and Orzo

Course/Dish: Pork
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: American
Hashtags: #ribs, #orzo, #pork

Show 1 Comment & Review

Pork Tenderloin, It's What's For Dinner Recipe

Pork Tenderloin, It's What's for Dinner

Kitchen Crew

Ever wander through the meat department at the grocery store and see a pork tenderloin on sale? Everyone knows you can throw pork chops in a bag, shake them around...

11 Recipes To Bring You Luck In The New Year

11 Recipes to Bring You Luck in the New Year

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Start the new year on the right foot by making one of these lucky recipes.