Saffron Orzo with Dried Cherries

Saffron Orzo With Dried Cherries Recipe

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judy wellington

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

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

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Serves:
6
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
10 Min

Ingredients

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  • 6 c
    water
  • 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

Step-by-Step

  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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About Saffron Orzo with Dried Cherries

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




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