Trying to figure out where to find orzo in the grocery store? Here are the aisles you should be checking...
We'll also tell you which stores are most likely to carry it...
Which Grocery Store Aisle Is Orzo In?
Usually, the number one location for orzo is the dry pasta aisle. Look near specialty pastas if you're not seeing it right away.
Though orzo is a type of pasta, you may also find it in the grain aisle. However, some stores place it in the canned soup aisle as it's a common ingredient in vegetable soups.
You might also see orzo in the bulk area. But if you're having trouble finding it, check our store guide below...
What Stores Sell Orzo?
- Amazon - Search for any type of orzo you might be shopping for on Amazon, including whole wheat and gluten-free orzo.
- Walmart - Look for Prince, De Cecco, Roland and other orzo brands by the pastas and noodles at Walmart. The store locator on the company website will show you exact product availability information in any Walmart store.
- Whole Foods - Whole Foods carries 365, DeLallo and Barilla in the pasta aisle. You can also get bulk orzo, which may be a cheaper option.
- Your Local Health Food Store - Usually, health food stores will sell some type of orzo, whether it's organic or gluten-free.
- Safeway - Safeway keeps orzo in the pasta and grain aisles.
- Trader Joe's - Trader Joe's has its own brand of orzo, which you should be able to pick up in the pasta section.
- Kroger - Here's another store with its own brand of orzo. Kroger also stocks Barilla, Ziyad and Racconto in the pasta and soup aisles.
- Publix - You can buy DeLallo, DaVinci, RiceSelect and other brands at Publix supermarkets.
- Ethnic Markets - Check Mediterranean, Latin, Greek and Italian markets for orzo.
- Gourmet Shops - If you're near a gourmet grocery store or kitchen shop, you may be able to pick up some orzo there.
Great Ways to Use Orzo
Replace Pasta Noodles with It
Because orzo is really rice-shaped pasta, it makes sense that you can use it just like you would any other pasta. Simmer orzo in tomato sauce, toss it with a white wine, olive oil and garlic sauce, or make an orzo version of vegan mac and cheese.
Use It in Soups
Sometimes noodles are a little cumbersome in certain types of soups. If that's the case, try using orzo instead. The little orzo pieces are super chewy and pretty fantastic in both creamy and broth-based soups.
Use It in Salads
Orzo salads look like fancier pasta salads, but they're actually really simple and easy to make. Here's a helpful tip: If you're short on time and you have leftover orzo, just throw a handful on top of a salad to make it heartier and add a delightfully chewy texture.