Pasta: Mezzi Tubetti Lisci (short smooth tubes)

These smooth short pasta tubes are perfect for soups, salads and pasta bakes. I often use them in place of risoni (called orzo in the USA).


It is primarily sold dried (pasta secca) and is available everywhere.

Here I used it in my minestrone soup:


It also makes for a great vegetarian one pot pasta dish:



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