Orzo Pasta Pilaf
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Orzo Pasta Pilaf

Orzo pasta is a nice substitute for rice. It looks like rice and can be made like a pilaf, yet it has its own distinct texture and flavor.

6
servings
10 min
PREP TIME
15 min
TOTAL TIME

Ingredients

1 cup uncooked orzo (rosamarina) pasta

2 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter

1/2 cup finely chopped red onion

2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh rosemary  

1/4 cup pine nuts or slivered almonds

1/4 cup golden raisins and dried cherry mixture  

1/4 teaspoon salt

 

 *Substitute 3/4 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed. **Substitute 2 tablespoons golden raisins and 2 tablespoons dried cherries.

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Prepare orzo as directed on package. Drain. Keep warm.

  2. STEP 2

    Meanwhile, melt butter in 10-inch skillet until sizzling; add onion and rosemary. Cook over medium-high heat 3-4 minutes or until onion is softened. Stir in pine nuts, dried raisin and cherry mixture and salt. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, 2-3 minutes or until pine nuts are golden brown.

  3. STEP 3

    Stir cooked onion mixture into hot orzo. Serve immediately.

Tip #1

- You can find pre-packaged dried fruit mixtures by the dried fruit in the baking section of your supermarket.

Tip #2

- To prepare this dish ahead, cook the orzo pasta as directed. Drain well; toss with 1/2 teaspoon oil. Spoon into resealable plastic food storage bag and refrigerate for up to 1 day. Just before serving, cook butter, onion, rosemary, nuts, dried raisin and cherry mixture and salt. Meanwhile, warm the orzo in the microwave or in a saucepan; stir in onion mixture.

Nutrition

190Calories
7Fat (mg)
10Cholesterol (mg)
130Sodium (mg)
28Carbohydrates (g)
2Dietary Fiber
5Protein (g)

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