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Orzo Pilaf

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Serves 8 | Prep Time | Cook Time

Why I Love This Recipe

I've also jazzed this up with roasted red bell peppers and diced artichoke hearts

Ingredients You'll Need

1 lg onion, peeled & diced
1/3 C olive oil, divided
1 pkg (16 oz) orzo, cooked & cooled
1 pkg feta cheese, diced (flavor feta is good too)
1 C sliced almonds, toastd
1/2 C dried currants (I used Craisins)
3 Tbs chopped fresh parsley
2 Tbs chopped fresh oregano
1 lemon, zested & juiced


In skillet over medium heat, cook onions in 1 Tbs oil for 5 mins., or until golden; let cool. In bowl, combine onions and next 6 ingredients. In separate bowl, whisk together remmaining olive oil, 2 tsp. lemon zest and 2 Tbs lemon juice. Season with salt and black pepper to taste, if desired. Drizzle over orzo; tos gently to coast.

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