Orzo with Toasted Pine Nuts

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Author Notes: This has been a staple at my parties for years! It is simple and the taste of the toasted pine nuts couples with good olive oil steals the show. I like this best served at room temperature. It's a perfect party buffet or picnic offering.SouffleBombay

Serves 8

  • 1 1/2 cup pine nuts, toasted
  • 1 pound orzo
  • 1 cup chopped parsley, packed
  • 1/2 cup (or more to taste) good olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  1. preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Spread your pine nuts out on a baking sheet and roast for 10 minutes, check on them and move them around twice. Once they begin to turn golden brown in spots they are perfect. Set aside.
  2. Cook orzo according to package directions - al dente. Once done, immediatley run under cold water while draining. Blot dry with a paper towel and toss with olive oil.
  3. Add in your parsley, pine nuts and seasoning and toss well.

Tags: orzo, pasta, pine nuts, Salads, Side Dishes

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