Orzo (also known as Risoni) is a tiny, dried shape of pasta looking like rice grains. According to the Italians, the grains look like barley. For this reason the product is called Orzo, which means barley in Italian. This is a well known pasta variety in most countries arround the Mediterranean Sea. In Israel it is known as 'ptim', in Greece they call it 'kritharáki' and in Turkey 'arpa şehriye'. Also in Arabia the product is well known.
On Sicily, origin of La BIO IDEA Orzo, people use the product in soup. But there are many more ways to prepare Orzo. For example as a pasta with a richt tomato sauce or pesto. Or as pilav with grilled vegetables. But above all, this product is very suitable to use for a quick risotto, called orzotto.
durum wheat semolina*, water.
* Organic Farming
Average nutritional values per 100 g
|Energy||1519 kJ / 358 kcal|
|of which saturates||0,3 g|
|of which sugars||3,3 g|