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Orzo vs Pignolina

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I recently went shopping for Orzo and found a product by Divella labled Pignolina 71 that looks a lot like Orzo.  Is it the same as orzo?  I bought it and plan to use it for an orzo recipe that I am making tonight.

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This is a moderately educated guess, but it's virtually the same thing as orzo, just a slightly different shape. Orzo is also called risoni, as it's rice-shaped; pignolina is shaped like pine nuts, pignoli in Italian.

 

More educated people: Does that sound right?


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On 11/05/2015 at 5:55 AM, Alex said:

This is a moderately educated guess, but it's virtually the same thing as orzo, just a slightly different shape. Orzo is also called risoni, as it's rice-shaped; pignolina is shaped like pine nuts, pignoli in Italian.

 

More educated people: Does that sound right?

 

Yes and orzo means 'barley', again referring to the shape. I doubt it could be a trademark.

 

(To be pedantic, it's actually orzi, unless you are referring one grain.)

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