Grain-Sized Italian Pasta

Orzo, meaning "barley" in Italian, is so named because of its grain-like shape, but some say that it more closely resembles large grains of rice or melon seeds. No matter how you look at it, Orzo is a quick and versatile pastina (little pasta).

Made with high quality semolina, Rustichella d'Abruzzo Orzo resists mushiness, keeping its shape and pleasurable texture through cooking. Use it in soup, as the Italians do, make a Greek-style pasta salad with salmon, cherry tomatoes, feta and lemon vinaigrette, or serve as an easy side dish with pesto.


Cooking time: 6-8 minutes


Rustichella D’Abruzzo history began in 1924. Today Gianluigi and Stefania Peduzzi proudly continue their grandfather’s Abruzzan tradition using only top quality durum wheat semolina, bronze dies and pure mountain water to achieve that perfect texture and taste that made Rustichella D’Abruzzo the most recognized premium pasta, used by top chefs and available in delicatessen shops all over the world.


The drying process is carried out slowly at low temperatures, sometimes for as long as 50 hours at around 35/40 degrees, unlike industrial pasta where drying is carried out at 90 degrees for 4/5 hours.

Rustichella - Orzo Artisanal Pasta 500g

  • Artisanal Orzo Pasta - Durum Wheat Semolina
    Pasta di Semola di Grano Duro
    Weight: 500g Packet
    Type: Orzo
    Brand: Rustichella d'Abruzzo
    Origin: Italy
    Dry Food