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Brad Kueneman
(CanadianDude) - F
Thought I'd try orzo on 02/06/2010 14:39:32 MST Print View

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.)

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Re: Thought I'd try orzo on 02/07/2010 18:00:35 MST Print View

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.

Lyan Jordan
(redmonk)

Locale: Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem
Thought I'd try orzo on 02/07/2010 19:59:44 MST Print View

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.

Laurie Ann March
(Laurie_Ann) - F

Locale: Ontario, Canada
orzo on 02/08/2010 09:43:55 MST Print View

Orzo makes terrific trail salads. It can also be used just like any other pasta or added to soups.

JOHN ZENNER
(johnz)

Locale: East Bay
Cook time? on 02/08/2010 13:26:02 MST Print View

I love orzo and like the compactness too. How long does that take to cook on the trail?

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Re: Cook time? on 02/08/2010 18:13:26 MST Print View

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!

JOHN ZENNER
(johnz)

Locale: East Bay
Thanks! on 02/08/2010 18:51:08 MST Print View

Thanks Sarah, I'll give that a try on our next trip.