Porcini Orzo is a mushroom-infused rice-shaped pasta. The firm texture and earthy flavor of this pasta make it a flexible and versatile ingredient that maintains it shape and flavor when cooked. It can be easily substituted for rice in any dish, or served as a side.
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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.
Storage & handling
Store in cool, dry place.
Durum semolina flour, dried mushroom powder, egg whites, salt, porcini paste (mushroom juice concentrate, mushroom essence, essential oils). Contains wheat and egg.
Porcini Orzo is a mushroom-infused rice-shaped pasta made from durum wheat flour. Infused with the flavor and color of the porcini mushroom, this pasta boasts an earthy flavor and appearance. 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 grain-like shape.
Baked Porcini Orzo and Cheese
Our Porcini Orzo has a deep, rich color and aroma, which stands up easily to the distinctive flavors of blue and goat cheeses. A sprinkle of our Porcini Mushroom Shake gives this recipe an extra burst of umami-rich flavor.