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saffron orzo with dried cherries

(1 rating)
Recipe by
judy wellington
The Villages, FL

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

(1 rating)
yield 6 serving(s)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 10 Min

Ingredients For saffron orzo with dried cherries

  • 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
  • 2
    green onions, thinly sliced
  • salt and pepper to taste

How To Make saffron orzo with dried cherries

  • 1
    Combine first three ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer eight (8) minutes, Drain and set aside.
  • 2
    Toast almonds and set aside.
  • 3
    Whisk orange juice, orange rind, and olive oil together in a small bowl.
  • 4
    Combine 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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