Saffron Orzo with Dried Cherries

Saffron Orzo With Dried Cherries Recipe

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judy wellington


This is good cold or at room temperature. A great side dish for poultry.


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20 Min
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6 c
1 c
orzo pasta, uncooked
1/4 tsp
saffron threads
1 Tbsp
grated orange rind
2 Tbsp
orange juice
3 Tbsp
olive oil
1/3 c
dried cherries, chopped
3 Tbsp
slivered almonds, toasted
green onions, thinly sliced
salt and pepper to taste

How to Make Saffron Orzo with Dried Cherries


  • 1Combine first three ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer eight (8) minutes, Drain and set aside.
  • 2Toast almonds and set aside.
  • 3Whisk orange juice, orange rind, and olive oil together in a small bowl.
  • 4Combine cooled and drained orzo with dried cherries, almonds, and green onions. Toss with dressing. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

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About Saffron Orzo with Dried Cherries

Course/Dish: Pasta Sides
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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