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Kalyn’s Kitchen Picks: 100% Whole Wheat Orzo Pasta

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.

The first whole wheat orzo I found was this Delalla Organic Whole Wheat Orzo from Italy.  I used it in a fantastic Whole Wheat Orzo Salad with Tomatoes, Kalamata Olives, Feta, and Herb Vinaigrette.


When I went to buy it again, I couldn’t find the Delallo Whole Wheat Orzo at Whole Foods new store in Salt Lake, so I bought this Rice Select Whole Wheat Orzo.  I used that to make an equally tasty Whole Wheat Orzo and Grilled Vegetable Salad with Feta, Olives, and Herbs


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!)

The Recipes that Made Me Fall in Love with Whole Wheat Orzo:
Whole Wheat Orzo Salad with Tomatoes, Kalamata Olives, Feta, and Herb Vinaigrette from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Whole Wheat Orzo and Grilled Vegetable Salad with Feta, Olives, and Herbs from Kalyn’s Kitchen

Ten More Delicious Ways to Use Whole Wheat Orzo:
(You can substitute whole wheat orzo in any recipes that calls for orzo.  Recipes from other blogs may not always be South Beach Diet friendly; check ingredients.)Whole Wheat Greek Orzo Salad from Pinch My Salt
Calamari, Vegetable, and Whole Wheat Orzo Salad from The Perfect Pantry
Sesame Orzo Salad from Sarah’s Cucina Bella
Delicata Squash Stuffed with Orzo in Sage Brown Butter Sauce from Herbivoracious
Orzo with Parmesan and Basil from Andrea’s Recipes
Roasted Shrimp and Orzo from Sugar and Spice by Celeste
Spinach and Tomato Orzo from Eclectic Recipes
Red Peppers Stuffed with Orzo and Feta Cheese from One Perfect Bite
Orzo Risotto with Zucchini, Dill, and Feta from More Than Burnt Toast
Arugula with Orzo and Garden Tomatoes from The Kitchn

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.
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    24 Comments on “Kalyn’s Kitchen Picks: 100% Whole Wheat Orzo Pasta”

  1. I would cook unless the packahe says "baby" kale.

  2. This sounds so good. I am trying to include more kale in my diet. I do not know if I buy curly kale or not. I buy it in a bunch at walmart. It is not labeled but it is curly looking. Do you think it is curly kale or should I cok it a little. I am new to eating kale. Thanks for your help.

  3. I've been loving the whole wheat orzo; hope you like it!