Kalyn’s Kitchen Picks: 100% Whole Wheat Orzo Pasta
posted by Kalyn Denny on August 10, 2011
I’m crazy over whole wheat orzo, which I think is perfect for pasta salads!
Are you familiar with orzo? It’s a very small pasta shape that resembles grains of rice. Orzo is often used in pilafs or soups, and it’s popular in Greece or other Mediterranean countries. I’ve been an orzo fan for many years, but when I became committed to low-glycemic eating I gave it up because I had only seen white flour orzo. Then last summer I spotted a recipe for whole wheat orzo and after searching a little I found it in Whole Foods. So far I’ve only posted two recipes using whole wheat orzo, but I’m so excited about it that I’m officially making it one of my Kalyn’s Kitchen Picks, which are products I spotlight because I’d happily buy them over and over.
I was happy with both the varieties of whole wheat orzo I tried. If you can’t find it where you live, you can get RiceSelect Orzo Whole Wheat Pasta or Delallo Orzo Whole Wheat Pasta from Amazon.com. You’ll have to buy several packages if you get it from Amazon, so you might want to split it with a friend. (Full disclosure; Kalyn’s Kitchen does earn a few cents on the dollar if you follow one of those links and buy it through Amazon, so thanks!)
I purchased both these brands of whole wheat orzo myself and neither company has any idea that I’m writing about their product. All items featured as Kalyn’s Kitchen Picks are things I will happily buy over and over, and because I want readers to know that my opinions are completely unbiased, I no longer accept sample products of any kind. You can see the complete list of products I’ve chosen under the tab Kalyn’s Picks below the blog header.