California Central Coast Recipes

Golden Orzo with Saffron

This rich golden pasta side dish is so attractive on a plate, delicious and only takes ten to fifteen minutes to prepare, plus it's good with most any kind of seafood or poultry. 2018, Golden Orzo with Saffron
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
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2 cups reduced sodium chicken broth
1/4 teaspoons Saffron threads or
1/8 teaspoons ground Saffron
1 cup Orzo pasta
2 Tablespoons Unsalted butter

Preparation Directions.

1 In a medium saucepan over medium heat, heat the chicken broth and saffron to boiling.

2 Stir in the butter and orzo, stir well until but is melted and dispersed well throughout broth.

3 Cover pot and reduce heat to low and continue to cook until broth is absorbed to desired consistency (ten to fifteen minutes.)

4 Fluff pasta with fork and serve in serving dish or as a side on dinner plates.

Wine and Food Pairing and Serving Suggestions.

This delicious pasta goes well with most any seafood or poultry.

A tip from Sue!

Frying high fat meats

You can cut down on the calories of high-fat meats, by just adding a little water (instead of adding oil) to your frying pan until the meat's fat starts releasing and lubricating the pan, then cook with the frying pan covered. If you want a crispy coating, you uncover the pan or cook with the lid partially ajar.