Plain Orzo is rice-shaped pasta made from durum wheat flour. 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, (flour, niacin, ferrous sulfate, thiamin mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid). Contains wheat.
Orzo is a rice-shaped, short cut pasta made from durum wheat flour. The firm texture and subtle flavor of this pasta makes it a flexible and versatile ingredient that maintains its shape when cooked, adding a unique texture to many recipes. Originating in Italy, Orzo was created to provide an alternative to rice while still boasting the appealing pasta flavors and texture already prevalent in Mediterranean diets. Despite being shaped like rice, the word “orzo” is the Italian word for barley. This is understandable considering the similarities in the shapes of barley seeds and rice grains.
Orzo pasta finds its way into lots of different recipes. This traditional Greek soup of eggs and lemon juice is turned into a hearty chicken soup with Orzo in place of noodles.