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    Orzo Pasta With Peas and Annatto Sage Sauce

    Orzo Pasta With Peas and Annatto Sage Sauce. Photo by Karen Elizabeth

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    Total Time:

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    Cook Time:

    55 mins

    40 mins

    15 mins

    LifeIsGood's Note:

    This is a delicious and very different pasta dish, inspired by the African cuisine. Created by chef Keith Famie.

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Soak the mushrooms in warm water for 30 minutes. Drain and discard the liquid.
    2. 2
      Heat a saute pan over medium heat. Add the cream and simmer for 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in the annatto powder and sage. Continue to simmer the cream sauce for another 2 minutes. Season the annatto-sage cream sauce with salt and pepper. Keep warm.
    3. 3
      In a different saute pan over medium heat, saute the drained mushrooms in the butter until golden brown and tender, about 4 to 5 minutes. Add the blanched peas, sundried tomatoes and orzo to the pan. Toss all the ingredients until hot. Stir in the annatto-sage cream and the grated cheese. Stir in the chopped parsley. Serve!

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 02, 2013

      45

      We liked this. It's very, very rich. This was my first time using annatto. I might have even upped the proportion of annatto and sage in this recipe. The taste of the porcini and sun dried tomato were quite pronounced, but in a good way. Thanks for a nice comforting meal.

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    • on June 05, 2012

      55

      I like orzo, and this was a very good way to enjoy it. Lacking annato seed, I subbed with saffron threads for a smoky taste and good colour. Very easily prepared even if it looks like quite a few steps, we all enjoyed this, even my husband who is not usually a fan of risottos or orzo dishes. I find it good comfort food :) Thank you, LIG! Made for PRMR tag game

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    Nutritional Facts for Orzo Pasta With Peas and Annatto Sage Sauce

    Serving Size: 1 (262 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 798.6
     
    Calories from Fat 437
    54%
    Total Fat 48.6 g
    74%
    Saturated Fat 29.5 g
    147%
    Cholesterol 170.6 mg
    56%
    Sodium 195.4 mg
    8%
    Total Carbohydrate 75.7 g
    25%
    Dietary Fiber 5.7 g
    22%
    Sugars 7.1 g
    28%
    Protein 16.7 g
    33%

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    ground annatto seed

    manchego cheese

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