Fontana FORMIELLO Barley Orzo: an ancient grain, barley lends robust nutty flavour to salads, soups and stews or can substitute rice in curry, stir fry and risotto dishes.
We hull this barley to allow faster and easier cooking while preserving its nutritional properties and ensuring a delightful chewy bite that holds even when cold.
People across the globe cultivated barley, making it one of the earliest cultivated grains featured in traditional diets.
Known as ‘hordearii’ or ‘barley-men’, Roman gladiators attributed their strength to barley.
Farmers cultivate Fontana FORMIELLO barley at the foot of the Alps in Northern Italy.
Good to know: Add cooked barley to any one-pot soup or stew to give it body and flavour.
Cook it in broth and add vegetables to make a tasty pilaf or risotto. Toss chilled, cooked barley with diced vegetables and homemade dressing for a quick cold salad.
Mix Fontana FORMIELLO Barley Orzo with mashed black beans to make a base for delicious veggie burgers.
Barley can also be used as a variation to rice to make delicious puddings.