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Southwestern Orzo Blend

Southwestern Mix Orzo is a mix of three varieties of rice-shaped semolina pastas naturally colored with black bean, maize and red chile. The firm texture and subtle, earthy flavor of this pasta makes it a flexible and versatile ingredient that maintains it shape and flavor when cooked. It can be easily substituted for rice or other small, cut pasta shapes.

  • Subtle colors from black bean, maize and red chile blended into the semolina pasta dough

  • Approximately 1/3 inch in length

  • Firm texture that holds through cooking

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    Price: $196.49
    $1.23 / Ounce

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    Suggested uses

  • Southwestern Orzo Mix can be combined with any number of herbs, vegetables and protein for an unusual and striking plate presentation.

  • Makes a perfect side dish to any Southwestern or Spanish style meal.

  • Use Orzo instead of rice with stir-frys or to make pilafs, cold salads and soups.

  • Basic prep

    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.

    Ingredients

    Enriched Durum Semolina Flour (Milled Wheat, Niacin, Iron, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Yellow Corn Flour, Black Beans, Wheat Gluten, Red Chile Peppers, Egg Whites, Spices for Flavor and Coloring, Salt, Granulated Garlic, Granulated Onion, Cuttlefish and/or Squid Ink. Contains Wheat and Eggs.

    Southwestern Mix Orzo is a mix of three varieties of rice-shaped semolina pastas naturally colored with black bean, maize and red chile. The firm texture and subtle, earthy flavor of this pasta makes it a flexible and versatile ingredient that maintains it shape and flavor when cooked. It can be easily substituted for rice or other small, cut pasta shapes.

    The naturally firm texture and unique color of this pasta makes it a flexible and versatile ingredient that is resilient to long cooking times and easily incorporated with other ingredients. Traditionally, orzo has been used with rice to make pilafs, and has been a mainstay ingredient in Italian cooking for centuries. The word "orzo" means "barley" in Italian, most likely referring to the pasta's grainlike shape.

    Classic recipe

    Southwestern Orzo Salad

    This bright, flavor-packed summer pasta salad pairs the bold taste of chiles with our Southwestern Orzo Blend, featuring a mix of black bean-, maize- and red chile-flavored varieties. Using our Guajillo or Ancho Chile Paste in the dressing is a great time-saving and flavor-boosting trick.