Orzo is made with Durham Wheat Flour (Semolina) which makes it a pasta. Mediterranean Orzo is 1/3 inches long, rice shaped and has a slightly rich flavor. The toothy, firm texture and subtle flavors lend it's use to many different applications. Orzo maintains its shape when cooked. Traditionally, Orzo has been used with rice to make Pilafs. Orzo like many pastas, has become a flexible and versatile ingredient. In Italian, Orzo means "Barley". Since pasta doesn't contain any Barley, the name is probably in reference to the shape of Orzo. With an array of herbs and spices, as well as the distinct rich flavor of porcini, this orzo is a great complement to any dish. One pound dry yields 6-1/2 cups cooked.