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orzo - how long to cook

beth May 31, 2003 03:18 PM

I am using orzo for the first time and don't know how long to cook it. The recipe says al dente but I would also like an approximate time.

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    Coyote May 31, 2003 03:29 PM

    I use Barilla and it takes about 9-11 minutes, but start tasting it for al dente at about 7.

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      beth May 31, 2003 09:29 PM

      Thanks. I made a delicious orzo salad with tomatoes, arugula, toasted pine nuts, fresh basil, olive oil and balsamic vineger. The orzo took 8 minutes. Everyone asked for the recipe.

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