Originally Posted by Cheryl J
I like using orzo
I have a orzo Parmesan recipe I loved, but I never got up to using orzo as an everyday pasta. And there is a reason, and a story behind it.
So a couple of years ago, my favorite internet source of grains went out of business, and had a going out of business sale. I used them as a source for unhulled barley, which I enjoy and have many recipes for that. Rather different than pearl barley.
Wanting to support them, looking at the prices, and not realizing it was a clearance sale, I purchased a ten gallon bucket of hulled barley, and a ten gallon bucket of oat groats. I thought I was buying a different metric. So I have a ton of barley and oats, and does that inform my reciepies? heck yes
So I like using barley like pasta, which doesn't work for long pasta, but works quite well for orzo.