Orzo with Dried Cranberries and Almonds

  • Servings: 4

Taste the perfect combination of sweet and savory with our orzo salad. Tender orzo, tart cranberries, and crunchy almonds — a delicious delight.


1 cupSan Giorgio® Orzo
1/4 tspcrumbled saffron threads
2 tspsgrated orange peel
3 Tbspsfresh orange juice
3 Tbspsolive oil
1/3 cupdried cranberries
3 Tbspssliced almonds
2scallions, diagonally thinly sliced
coarse salt, optional


  1. In a saucepan, boil orzo in 6 cups of water with saffron for 8 minutes; or, until orzo is al dente.  Drain and rinse under cool water.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk grated orange peel, orange juice, and salt (if desired) slowly adding oil, whisking until the dressing is combined.
  3. Toss orzo with dressing.  Stir in dried cranberries, almonds and scallions.
  4. Serve at room temperature.