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Orzotto = Gerstotto.jpg
Place of originItaly
Main ingredientsPearl barley
Similar dishesRisotto

Orzotto (Italian pronunciation: [orˈdzɔtto]) is an Italian dish similar to risotto, but made with pearl barley instead of rice. Orzotti are a speciality of the Friuli Venezia Giulia region of northeastern Italy.[1]

The name is a portmanteau of orzo (the Italian word for barley) and risotto. This should not be confused with orzo, otherwise known as risoni, a type of wheat pasta formed into shapes resembling barley grains.[2]


  1. ^ http://italianfood.about.com/od/northerncuisines/p/cucregfvg.htm
  2. ^ "Orzotto con Funghi e Rucola". 2011-03-21.