Toasted 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.
Wheat flour (flour, niacin, ferrous sulfate, thiamine, riboflavin, folic acid). Contains wheat.
Toasted Orzo is a rice-shaped, short cut pasta made from durum wheat flour that has been lightly toasted to enhance its subtle nutty flavor. That flavor and the firm texture of this pasta make 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.
Light Mediterranean flavors and hearty sautéed beet greens complement the deeper, richer flavor of our Toasted Orzo, making this warm salad a perfect choice to serve alongside grilled chicken or fish.