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Is Orzo Pasta Vegan?

by Fabian Jackson

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Wondering if orzo is a vegan pasta? Well, this post has got your back.

This diamond-shaped pasta is perfect in everything from soups and plant-based cheesy bakes to summer salads – but is orzo vegan?

What is orzo pasta?

Although it takes the shape of a giant grain, orzo is, in fact, a shot-cut, dry-formed pasta. Confusing, considering the Italian word, orzo, means barley. It’s traditionally used as a key component in soups but can act as an alternative to rice or other forms of pasta in many dishes. 

Is orzo pasta vegan?

You’ll be happy to hear that orzo is nearly always vegan-friendly because it’s made without eggs or dairy. Orzo is usually just made from flour, water and salt making it the perfect plant-based pasta in our books. 

A few good vegan go-to’s are this one from Sainsbury’s and this one from Tesco.

If you have any more burning vegan questions, let us know in the comments below and we’ll be sure to answer them.

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Fabian Jackson
by Fabian Jackson

Fabian is one of our lovely Content Marketing Interns who loves writing almost as much as he loves coffee, old episodes of Escape to the Country (no judgement here), and cooking up a storm in his kitchen.

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