Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Cranberry Orzo

Another one from the Canyon Ranch.  Orzo is basically a rice shaped pasta, and cooks up quick.  I loved the addition of cranberries, it was perfect with the Chicken with Orange Marmalade and some steamed broccoli.  So if you are looking for a new side dish, this one comes highly recommended!

(This recipe doesn't make very much, so I doubled it.)

3/4 tsp. unsalted butter
2 Tbsp. diced yellow onions
1/2 tsp. minced garlic
2/3 c. dried orzo pasta
3/4 c. chicken stock (I needed to add more because the orzo was not fully cooked)
1/4 tsp. sea salt
pinch of pepper
3 Tbsp. dried cranberries

Heat the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat.  Saute onions and garlic until onions are transluscent.  Add the orzo and saute for 3-4 minutes, or until golden brown.

Add the chicken stock and simmer, stirring frequently, until the liquid is almost absorbed.  Romove from heat and stir in salt, pepper, and cranberries.

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