Southwest Red Pepper Orzo
Southwest Red Pepper Orzo is rice-shaped pasta made from durum wheat flour that is naturally colored a dusky brick red with chili powder. 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), red chili pepper powder, spices, egg whites, wheat gluten and granulated onion. Contains wheat and egg.
Southwest Red Pepper Orzo is rice-shaped pasta made from durum wheat flour that is naturally colored a dusky brick red with chili powder. 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.
Warm and comforting with just the right level of spice, this chicken tortilla soup gets an extra flourish: our Southwest Red Pepper Orzo. Load it up with crispy tortilla strips, cilantro and lime juice for a zesty spin on chicken soup.