Orzo, Italian 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. Orzo is most commonly found in soups, or as part of a salad. Feel free to use Orzo as a substitute for Arborio rice, for an interesting twist on risotto. COOKING INSTRUCTIONS: Bring 4-5 quarts of salted water to a boil. Gently add pasta and stir for 1 minute. Lightly boil for 9 -12 minutes or until “al dente”. Drain and serve with your favorite homemade sauce.
Our Artisanal Pastas In A Nutshell
Everybody loves pasta! But believe it or not, it’s not all the same. We specially chose our artisanal pasta supplier from a New Jersey-based, family owned business with a passion for pasta. For over 45 years, these specialty pasta makers have been carefully handcrafting their premium pastas using 100% semolina flour in every small batch.
Conventional Pastas vs. Artisanal Pastas
The last box of conventional pasta (or dry pasta) you picked off your pantry probably held shiny, golden colored noodles that were smooth in texture. When cooking pasta dishes, you actually want the opposite! Artisanal pastas are extruded through a bronze die and made with a super-coarse grind of durum wheat, which allows the pasta to dry more slowly and at a lower temperature than conventional pastas. This process makes artisanal pastas chalkier in color and rougher in texture which results in a richer-tasting, chewier-textured pasta that easily clings to sauces of all sorts. Bon appetit!
Ratings & Reviews
I was disappointed. The spinach orzo were gooey & ruined the pasta salad.Judith, Salisbury, MD
Tricolor orzo was served at Rene, our favorite restaurant in Sedona, AZ at an unforgettable brunch, and I thought I would like to try to make it at home. The version I made at home was wonderful and depended entirely on the orzo product I found at Nuts.com.Connie, Tucson, AZ
These add a nice color to any meal or side dish.Rachelle, Cedar City, UT
Much better than one color for depth and character. Nuts brand is far superior in taste than some imports.Jennifer, Buffalo, MO
Durum Wheat Semolina, Tomato Powder, Spinach Powder, Niacin, Ferrous Sulphate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid. 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||6|
Store in a cool dry place. Refrigeration is not needed.
Country of origin: United States