Orzo, the Italian word for “barley”, is a type of short-cut pasta, shaped like a large grain of rice. Orzo is very versatile, and can be used in everything from a side, to a main course. Most commonly found in soups or used as part of a salad, there is no limit to how orzo can be used. Feel free to use orzo as a substitute for arborio rice, for an interesting twist on risotto.
How to Cook Orzo
Bring 4-5 quarts of salted water to a boil. Gently add orzo pasta and stir for 1 minute. Lightly boil for 8 -10 minutes or until “al dente.” Drain and serve with your favorite homemade sauce.
An Artisanal Process
These cuts are ﬁrst extruded through brass dies & then dried for 24–36 hours. This longer drying period results in superior quality and texture.
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Conventional Pastas vs. Artisanal Pastas
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Ratings & Reviews
Perfect to add to pilaf or to make a summer salad.Sheila, Rockingham, NC
I love Orzo! It's delicious in soups, casseroles, or just as a side-dish with I pat of butter.PATRICIA, Oaklyn, NJ
Love it!Adrian, Phoenix, AZ
This is a pantry staple for me and is always great quality. I do wish there were options for larger bags of this - the 12 ounce only lasts me three or four meals, but I don't want to buy the 10 pound case.Jenna, Brooklyn, NY
Durum Wheat Semolina, Niacin, Ferrous Sulphate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid. Contains: Wheat. Packaged in the same facility as peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, and milk products.
Serving size 56g (~2 oz.)
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|Calories from Fat||5|
Store in a cool dry place. Refrigeration is not needed.
Country of origin: United States