Barilla Orzo At Its Best
Did you know that “Orzo” means “barley” in Italian due to its resemblance to the grain? Despite its appearance, Barilla Orzo is, of course, delicious al dente pasta, carefully crafted with the highest quality ingredients. You cook it just like any other Barilla pasta, in salted, boiling water, and it cooks to al dente perfection in 9-10 minutes.
Barilla Orzo is one of the most versatile pasta shapes and is commonly used as a main ingredient for soups, paellas, pasta salads, creamy risotto, or as a side dish for a fancy dinner recipe. It's the perfect premium ingredient to add to your pantry, and a perfect rice replacement. Be sure to see below for delicious and easy recipes to inspire your culinary creativity with Barilla Orzo.
What happens when you combine a juicy piece of pesto salmon with al dente Barilla Orzo? You get an explosion of flavour, and a recipe you’ll want to make again. A must-try for your next weekday or weekend meal, especially for any seafood lovers! See the full recipe here.
Try this Green Goddess Barilla Orzo Pasta Salad recipe developed by Registered Dietician Lindsay Pleskot. This healthy recipe is full of fresh veggies, a homemade green goddess dressing and al dente Barilla Orzo, and makes for the perfect make-ahead lunch, snack or dinner side dish. See the full recipe here.
This Greek inspired Barilla Orzo Pasta Salad recipe is quick & easy to make, fresh and delicious. A must-have recipe to add to your repertoire of easy dinner ideas, and a guaranteed hit at your next summer potluck. This vegetarian Mediterranean orzo pasta salad can be served as the main meal or as a side dish. See the full recipe here.
Originating in 10th-century Sicily, arancini has become a favourite hors d'oeuvres and classy side-dish world-wide. Naturally, Chef Lorenzo transformed this classic recipe and kicked it up a notch, pairing his arancini with an artichoke and parimigiano cheese fondue. See the full recipe here.
Perfect for holidays or any special occasion, this Cranberry Turkey and Goat Cheese Barilla Orzo Salad recipe is also incredibly versatile. Try substituting the turkey for chicken, or any other protein leftovers you have available, or omit the protein completely to create the perfect, light side dish! See the full recipe here.
Try this hearty and healthy warm-up for chilly seasons. This isn't your usual chicken noodle soup recipe. This is Chicken Orzo soup, and it takes this classic dish to new, exciting places. Al dente orzo swims in a flavourful Italian soup broth with diced celery, halved tomatoes, fresh spinach, garlic, and grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese. See the full recipe here.
Guaranteed to be your favourite new way to eat bruschetta, this Barilla Bruschetta and Roasted Corn Orzo Pasta Salad recipe will steal your heart (and tastebuds). It's also topped with parmesan shavings, panko breadcrumbs and a balsamic glaze, which adds flavour from the bottom of the bowl all the way to the top! See the full recipe here.
If you like your soup with a bit of a crunch, this is the recipe for you. This Barilla Orzo Butternut Squash Soup recipe is full of zucchini and topped with crispy prosciutto—a must-have recipe for any blustery fall or winter day when you’re in need of comfort food. See the full recipe here.
Simple and easy: You only need six ingredients to achieve perfection with this recipe for Barilla Orzo with White Truffles. Most commonly found in Northern Italy, white truffles have a unique, garlicky flavour that can elevate any lunch or dinner recipe into a gourmet, premium meal. See the full recipe here.
This creamy Instant Pot recipe featuring Barilla Orzo and a versatile blend of mushrooms, leeks and herbs is a delectable twist on the classic “mushroom risotto” recipe we’ve always loved. If you’re looking for a quick dinner, this dish is easy and can be prepped and cooked in under 30 minutes. See the full recipe here.
Paella, please! This Barilla Orzo Duck Lentil Paella recipe is rich in nutrients, and full of colour and flavour, making it the perfect dish for a nutritious weekday lunch or a premium at-home dinner. See the full recipe here.
It’s not every day you can add both fruits and veggies to your favourite pasta dish. This Barilla Orzo and Wild Rice Salad recipe is topped with carrots, celery, pomegranate seeds and fresh alfalfa sprouts, and gets tossed in a simple but delicious lemon-oil dressing. See the full recipe here.
For all the bacon lovers out there, have you tried Italian pancetta? It's a salt-cured meat made from pork belly, and usually comes seasoned with various herbs and spices, making it the ultimate flavour enhancer in this recipe for Orzo with Artichokes and Italian Pancetta. It's a must try! See the full recipe here.
Whether it’s the main course or simply served as a side dish, this easy fresh and summery pasta salad recipe is tossed in a zesty homemade pesto dressing, coating the Barilla Orzo, cherry tomatoes and fresh mozzarella in an abundance of flavour. See the full recipe here.
Shrimp, avocado and goat cheese? These are a few of our favourite things, and they go perfectly with Barilla Orzo in this delicious pasta salad recipe. Add in some grape tomatoes and artichokes, and you’ve got your new favourite spring or summer dish. See the full recipe here.
If you’re looking for a pasta recipe with a bit of seafood flair, then look no further than this Barilla Orzo with tomato sauce and poached fish. This dish tastes delicious and will keep you fueled. See the full recipe here.