Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Tuesday's Cupful: Orzo

Do a double-take over this rice pasta

This particular pasta makes a great substitute for rice with a similar shape and consistency to that grain once cooked. In fact, orzo nickname is “Italian rice.” The word “orzo” translates into “barley” from Italian. Orzo pasta was originally made from barley instead rather than semolina wheat flour. We suggest using cooked orzo in soups that call for any small pasta or rice. Additionally, Italians like adding orzo to hearty and rustic stews. Orzo pasta can also be found in several Greek dishes.

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