Orzo Pasta Pilaf

Orzo Pasta Pilaf
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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.
10 min
Prep Time
15 min
Total Time
6 servings

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.

Directions

  1. Prepare orzo as directed on package. Drain. Keep warm.
  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. Stir cooked onion mixture into hot orzo. Serve immediately.

Recipe Tips

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

- 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 Facts (1 serving)

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

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