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orzo with saffron and romano cheese



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  • Carbohydrates: 301.5
  • Fats: 9.0
  • Dietary Fiber: 12.0
  • Minerals: 5.0
  • Proteins: 19.0
  • Vitamins: 9.0
  • Water: 15.0


  1. In a glass measuring cup
  2. Combine the saffron threads and 1 cup hot water
  3. Let stand for 20 minutes
  4. Meanwhile
  5. In a saute pan over medium heat
  6. Heat butter and olive oil
  7. When it is foamy
  8. Add shallots and cook until translucent
  9. About 1 minute
  10. Stir in orzo
  11. Thyme
  12. And lemon peel
  13. Saute the mixture
  14. Stirring often until the orzo is golden brown
  15. About 5 minutes
  16. Reduce heat if necessary to avoid burning
  17. Pour in chicken stock
  18. Wine
  19. And saffron water
  20. Bring to a boil
  21. Then reduce heat to maintain a simmer
  22. Cover and cook until liquid is absorbed and orzo is al dente
  23. About 20 minutes
  24. Just before serving
  25. Stir in lemon juice
  26. Cheese
  27. And salt and pepper to taste
  28. Serve hot

Step 12

Total Time in Minute 26

Ingredients Count 13

cooking orzo with saffron and romano cheese

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Saffron thread


Olive oil


Orzo pasta

Fresh thyme leaves

Lemon peel

Chicken stock

Dry white wine

Lemon juice

Pecorino romano cheese


Fresh ground pepper

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