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Thought I'd try orzo
Tell me what you make with Orzo...(I like pasta, but gotta fit as much as I can in a bear canister; this looks compact.)
It is good and compact - treat it like rice really. (Just with way better protein than rice! Yay!)I like cooking it with flavoring, it soaks it up.Very good in soups as well.
I use a lot of it, the shape packs well in bear canisters. See Israeli couscous too for another easy to pack tiny pasta.
Edited by redmonk on 02/07/2010 20:00:54 MST.
Orzo makes terrific trail salads. It can also be used just like any other pasta or added to soups.
I love orzo and like the compactness too. How long does that take to cook on the trail?
Depends on the brand but usually what I have around the house is 7 to 10 minutes. You can of course always just boil it for 5 minutes, then let it finish steeping for another 5 minutes with the pot in a pot cozy. Saves a lot of fuel that way!
Thanks Sarah, I'll give that a try on our next trip.
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