Orzo (per 100g)
Orzo is a thin, oval, rice-shaped pasta. In Italy, orzo is classified as pastina or “little pasta,” which is a category of very small pastas. Orzo is typically used in soups in Italian cuisine, but you can use it in any number of pasta dishes, soups, grain bowls, and other places where a petite, toothsome pasta can come in handy.
The easiest way to prepare orzo is to heat a pot of salted water and add the pasta once the water begins to boil. Cook until the pasta reaches al dente, approximately 8 to 10 minutes or as the package indicates. Drain the water as you would any other type of pasta, and if you like, add some flavor by tossing in some melted butter or olive oil before serving with your favorite sauce.
If you plan to add the orzo to salads, it’s best to drizzle the pasta with olive oil and fluff it while it’s still hot to avoid clumping, then cool and refrigerate it. It makes an excellent pasta salad.
100% Durum WHEAT semolina.
Supplier: Wigan Wholefoods