Black Calamari Orzo
Black Calamari Orzo is rice-shaped pasta made from durum wheat flour that is naturally colored a dark charcoal gray with cuttlefish ink. The firm texture and subtle flavor of this pasta makes it a flexible and versatile ingredient that maintains its shape when cooked. It can be substituted easily for rice, adding a unique texture to many meals.
Add 1 cup of orzo to a large pot of boiling water with 1 teaspoon of salt and 1 teaspoon of neutral cooking oil. Cook for 10-12 minutes until al dente and strain. Rinse with cold water to cool for salads or use immediately in hot preparations.
Enriched durum semolina flour (milled wheat, niacin, iron, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), cuttlefish ink. Contains wheat.
Black Calamari Orzo is a rice-shaped pasta made from durum wheat flour. Naturally colored a deep charcoal gray with cuttlefish ink, this pasta makes a striking presentation on the plate. The naturally firm texture and unique color make it a flexible and versatile ingredient that is resilient to long cooking times and easily incorporated with other ingredients.
Originating in Italy, orzo was created to provide an alternative to rice while still boasting the appealing pasta flavor and texture already prevalent in Mediterranean diets. The word “orzo” means “barley” in Italian, most likely referring to the pasta’s grainlike shape.
This simply seasoned yet dramatic appetizer is sure to impress. Tender squid is stuffed with our striking Black Calamari Orzo blended with cheese and cream, then topped with marinara sauce, making for a filling entrée for one or a great starter for two.