Toasted Orzo with Saffron and Fennel Recipe

Looking for an easy Toasted orzo with saffron and fennel recipe? Learn how to make Toasted orzo with saffron and fennel using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by carrieam

Makes 4 servings



The original recipe called for water, no chicken broth and red onion instead of shallots. Reviews by other's who had made this recipe add the chicken broth, shallots and some used fennel seed instead of fresh fennel.

Recipe Ingredients for Toasted orzo with saffron and fennel

1/4 teaspoon crumbled saffron threads
1/2 cup chicken broth
1/2 cup chopped shallots
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cups orzo (9 ounces)
1 cup chopped fennel

Recipe Directions for Toasted orzo with saffron and fennel

  1. Soften saffron in 1 tablespoon hot water and set aside.

  2. Cook onion in oil in a 3-quart heavy saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 6 minutes. Add orzo and toast, stirring frequently, until fragrant, 2 to 4 minutes.

  3. Stir in saffron mixture, remaining 2 cups water, and 1 teaspoon salt and simmer, covered, until orzo is just tender and liquid is absorbed, about 12 minutes.

  4. Sprinkle fennel bulb over orzo and let stand, covered, off heat 5 minutes. Stir fennel bulb into orzo, then serve sprinkled with fennel fronds.

Categories

Side Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 99.5g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
164
Calories from Fat
67
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
7.4g
11%
Saturated Fat
1.0g
5%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
109mg
5%
Potassium
183mg
5%
Total Carbohydrates
20.8g
7%
Dietary Fiber
0.7g
3%
Sugars
0.1g
Protein
4.0g
Vitamin A 5% Vitamin C 7%
Calcium 2% Iron 3%
* 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
C
  Good points
  • No cholesterol
  • Very low in sugar
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