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Tomato Orzo

Tomato Orzo is rice-shaped pasta made from durum wheat flour that is naturally colored a pale red-orange with powdered dried tomatoes. 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.

  • Firm texture that holds through cooking

  • Subtle flavor that easily retains flavors of other ingredients

  • Pale red-orange color

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    Price: $41.21
    $1.72 / Ounce

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    Suggested uses

  • Use hot or cold in place of rice in risottos, soups or salads

  • Cook with stock and herbs to add flavor and serve as a complementary side dish

  • Substitute stir into rice while cooking to add texture and interest to pilafs or stuffings

  • Add uncooked orzo to soups during last 10 minutes of cooking.

  • 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 8-10 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 (flour, ferrous sulfate, niacin, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), tomato. Contains wheat. Manufactured on equipment that uses eggs.

    Tomato Orzo is a rice-shaped made from durum wheat flour. Its natural pale red color comes from the powdered dried tomatoes that are added to the dough. The natural 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.

    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. Orzo means "barley" in Italian, most likely referring to the pasta's grain-like shape.

    Classic recipe

    Sun-Dried Tomato Basil Orzo

    The rich flavor of our Super Red Sun-Dried Tomatoes pulsed with basil into a coarse pesto accentuates the flavor of our Plain & Tomato Orzo Blend. Serve it as a salad or a warm side dish.