Tri-Colored Italian Orzo
Tri-Colored Italian Orzo Blend is a colorful mixture of tomato, spinach and plain rice-shaped pasta. The firm texture, colorful appearance and subtle flavor of this pasta make it a flexible and versatile ingredient that maintains its shape and flavor when cooked. It can be substituted for rice or other pastas.
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 a dry, cool place.
Enriched durum semolina flour (flour, niacin, ferrous sulfate, thiamine, riboflavin), spinach powder and tomato powder. Contains wheat.
Tri-Colored Italian Orzo Blend is a colorful mixture of tomato, spinach and plain rice-shaped pasta made from durum wheat flour. 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 flavors and texture already prevalent in Mediterranean diets. This simple, short cut pasta is easy to make and even easier to use. 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.
Quick to prepare and full of flavor, this garlicky shrimp scampi with spinach and our Italian Tri-Colored Rainbow Orzo is a perfect solution for a last-minute meal. Orzo and shrimp both cook quickly and there is little chopping or preparation required, meaning this dish can come together in as little as 20 minutes.