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What is Couscous?

Traditional couscous is a tiny pasta made from coarsely ground durum wheat semolina, which is precooked. It is often referred to as Moroccan-style couscous. It cooks in just 5 minutes.


How do I prepare couscous?

Simply bring 1 cup of water to a boil (with a ½ teaspoon salt and teaspoon butter if desired). Stir in couscous; cover and remove from the burner. Allow to set for 5 minutes; fluff and serve.


How can I use couscous?

Couscous is traditionally used as a bed for meats or vegetables but is also excellent for salads and other side dishes. It absorbs the flavors from whatever herbs, spices or sauces you add. It can also be combined with cinnamon, honey and a bit of milk for a delicious hot breakfast cereal.


What varieties of Couscous does RiceSelect® offer?

Plain (Original), Tri-Color and Organic Whole Wheat Couscous


What is Pearl Couscous?

Pearl Couscous, also known as Israeli Couscous, is named for its unique round shape. True Pearl Couscous is toasted in an open-flame oven. This toasting process allows it to absorb liquid without falling apart. It cooks in about 10 minutes.


How do I prepare Pearl Couscous?

Bring 1½ cups water or broth to a boil; stir in 1 cup pearl couscous (along with ½ teaspoon salt and 1 teaspoon butter if desired). Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until liquid is absorbed.


Can I use my Pearl Couscous?

Because Pearl Couscous has a slightly chewy texture and holds its shape well, making it a great choice for salads, soups, pilafs or for a simple side dish prepare with chicken, vegetable or beef broth in place of water and add a bit of any of your favorite herbs.


What varieties of Pearl Couscous does RiceSelect® offer?

Plain (Original) and Tri-Color Couscous (both varieties are available in organic as well)


Are RiceSelect® Couscous and Pearl Couscous varieties Non-GMO and Kosher?

Yes, all of our varieties of both are Non-GMO verified and Star-K kosher certified. All are produced in the USA as well.


What is Orzo?

Orzo is actually the Italian word for barley, however, it is not made with barley at all. Orzo is a pasta formed in the shape of a grain of rice. It’s made with durum wheat semolina and cooks in about 10 minutes.


How do I prepare orzo?

Orzo is cooked in excess water, like other pastas. Bring about 2 quarts salted water to a boil. Stir in 1 cup orzo. Cook for 8 to 10 minutes stirring occasionally; drain excess water and serve.


How can I use orzo?

Orzo is perfect for soups, salads, pilafs or simply served with a flavorful sauce.


What varieties of Orzo does RiceSelect® offer?

Plain (Original), Tri-Color and Whole Wheat Orzo


Are RiceSelect® Orzo varieties Non-GMO and Kosher?

Yes, all of our orzo varieties are Non-GMO verified and Star-K kosher certified.