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Orzo with Saffron Recipe

Looking for an easy Orzo with Saffron recipe? Learn how to make Orzo with Saffron using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by sailingchef

Makes 2 servings



This is a combo of a few recipes that I've found the tastiest and easiest to make.

Recipe Ingredients for Orzo with Saffron

1 tbs extra virgin olive oil
2 tbs shallots, minced
1 cup low sodium chicken broth
1 tsp fresh thyme leaves, minced
1/8 tsp saffron threads, ground (a little more than a pinch)
1/2 cup orzo
1 tbsp Parmesan cheese, freshly grated
1/4 tsp fresh lemon juice
2 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped

Recipe Directions for Orzo with Saffron

  1. Heat olive oil in a medium sauce pan under medium-low heat until the oil is fragrant. Add shallots, turn down heat, and saute for about 1 minute.

  2. Add chicken broth, thyme, and saffron. Cook over low heat for about 5 minutes to allow the saffron to bloom.

  3. Return to a slow boil. Add orzo, cover, and reduce heat to a simmer. Cook for about 10 minutes, or until liquid is absorbed (if not all absorbed afer 10 minutes, you can drain the excess liquid).

  4. Stir in the cheese, lemon juice, and parsley. Serve immediately and encourage guests to add salt and pepper to taste at the table.

Categories

Pasta, Side Dish, Italian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 186.2g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
246
Calories from Fat
75
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
8.3g
13%
Saturated Fat
1.4g
7%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
2mg
1%
Sodium
77mg
3%
Potassium
63mg
2%
Total Carbohydrates
34.4g
11%
Dietary Fiber
0.3g
1%
Sugars
0.1g
Protein
7.6g
Vitamin A 9% Vitamin C 11%
Calcium 5% Iron 7%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
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  Good points
  • Very low in cholesterol
  • Low in sodium
  • Very low in sugar
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