Orzo is made with Durham Wheat Flour (Semolina) which makes it a pasta. Toasted Orzo is 1/3 inches long, rice shaped and has a nutty flavor. The toothy, firm texture and subtle flavors lend its use to many different applications. Orzo maintains its shape when cooked. Traditionally, Orzo has been used with rice to make Pilaf's. 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. Pasta has been a main stay ingredient in Italian cooking for centuries. Orzo is just one of the many shapes developed for specific uses.
Semolina, Niacin, Ferrous Sulfate, Thiamin Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid. (Contains Wheat, Gluten)
Delicious in a Pilaf, Pasta E Fagioli or Minestrone soups, cold salads or by itself with butter. Use Orzo instead of rice with stir fry or to make Pilaf's, cold salads and soups. Toss cooked Orzo with chopped spinach and sliced almonds for a delightful side dish.
Recommended Preparation Instructions:
Add 1 cup of Orzo to 2 cups of rapidly boiling water or stock. Return to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes until tender yet still al dente. Drain off excess water. Add uncooked Orzo to soups during last 10 minutes of cooking.
One cup dry yields 3 cups cooked.
Orzo is another form of Pasta. The toothy, firm texture and subtle flavors lend its use to many different applications. 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. Pasta has been a main stay ingredient in Italian cooking for centuries.
Color: Beige to light brown.
Flavor: Typical of pasta.
Size: Approximately 1/3 inch in length, rice shaped.
Heat Level: N/A
Semolina, Niacin, Ferrous Sulfate, Thiamin Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid.
Contains Wheat, Gluten.
Packaging & Storage
Shelf Life: 12 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 100 g (uncooked)|
|Amount Per Serving|
|Calories 367||Calories from Fat 18|
|% Daily Value *|
|Total Fat 2.1g||3%|
|Saturated Fat 0.4g||0%|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrate 74g||25%|
|Dietary Fiber 3g||12%|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.|