Orzo is made with Durham Wheat Flour (Semolina) which makes it a pasta. The Orzo is 1/3" long and rice shaped. The toothy, firm texture and subtle flavors lend its use to many different applications. Orzo maintains its shape and color dulls slightly when cooked. Traditionally, Orzo has been used with rice to make Pilafs. Orzo like many pastas, has become a flexible and versatile ingredient. Orzo in Italian this means "barley." Since pasta doesn't contain any Barley the name is probably in reference to the shape of Orzo. Pasta has been a main stay ingredient in Italian cooking for centuries. Orzo is just one of the many shapes developed for specific uses. It's actually a tiny, rice-shaped pasta, slightly smaller than a Pine Nut. Orzo is ideal for soups and wonderful when served as a substitute for rice.
Durum Semolina Flour, (Flour, Niacin, Ferrous Sulfate, Thiamin Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid). (Contains Wheat, Gluten)
Orzo can be combined with any number of herbs, vegetables and seafood for an unusual and striking plate presentation. Use in Pilafs, salads, sauces or simply dressed with a light pesto.
Recommended Preparation Instructions:
Add 1 cup of Orzo to 2 cups of rapidly boiling water or stock. Return to boil, reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes until tender, yet still al dente. Add uncooked Orzo to soups during last 10 minutes of cooking.
One cup dry yields 3 cups cooked.
The toothy, firm texture and subtle flavors lend its use to many different applications. Orzo maintains its shape and color dulls slightly when cooked. Orzo like many pastas, has become a flexible and versatile ingredient. In Italian, Orzo means Barley. Since Pasta doesn't contain any Barley the name is probably in reference to the shape of Orzo.
Color: Off white.
Flavor: Typical of pasta.
Size: Approximately ½ inch in length, rice shaped.
Heat Level: N/A
Durum Semolina Flour, (Flour, Niacin, Ferrous Sulfate, Thiamin Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid).
Contains Wheat, Gluten.
Packaging & Storage
Shelf Life: Min. 24 months (under optimum storage conditions).
Packaging: Poly bag in box.
Storage Conditions: Store in a dry, cool place.
About Nutritional Information
Chieftain Wild Rice Company gathers nutritional information from highly regarded sources. Nutritional analysis can vary due to growing conditions, frequency of testing, and other factors.
|Serving Size 1/3 cup (55g)|
|Amount Per Serving|
|Calories 200||Calories from Fat 10|
|% Daily Value *|
|Total Fat 1g||2%|
|Saturated Fat 0g||0%|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrate 40g||13%|
|Dietary Fiber 1g||4%|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.|