Orzo is made with Durham Wheat Flour (Semolina) which makes it a pasta. The Orzo is 1/3 long and rice shaped. The toothy, firm texture and subtle flavors lend its use to many different applications. In addition to the typical wheat pasta you can find orzo flavored with black beans, red peppers and sweet potato.
Orzo can be combined with any number of herbs, vegetables and seafood for an unusual and striking plate presentation. Use in Pilafs, salads, sauces or simply dressed with a light pesto. It is also commonly used in soups.
If you don't have orzo you can substitute equal amounts of one of these options: