Oh my...what's not to like about this recipe?! Not a thing that I can think of. DH and I recently saw orzo in the grocery store and never having had it before, we decided to buy a package and give it a try. We both love our home raised asparagus; chia sent me some saffron to give it a try and I just had to try it out in this. I am so very glad I did! I can't wait for asparagus season to begin again and the saffron crocuses Rita sent to produce...I plan to make this often! Thank you chia!
The perfect comfort food! I also make this dish without the asparagus. I like to stir it continuously the last 5 minutes of cooking time to get a really creamy texture.
I made this for dinner last night and it was delicious. The combination of the asparagus and saffron was wonderful. Absolutely decadent. Thank you for posting.
I've had this saved since last year waiting for asparagus season and finally we've tried it. To be honest, when our homegrown veg are in season, I do a recipe almost exactly like this but without saffron. Anyway, it was really good and a great, light meal and quick for a weekday night when Wimbledon is on, so no time to concentrate on cooking a complecated meal.
Fantastic! What a find this recipe is....I had a little saffron in my cupboard and fresh asparagus. Served this with tortillia crusted tilapia for an elegant, fabulous Tuesday night dinner fit for a king...Thanks for the recipe!
I have made this recipe numerous times, but with less saffron. I have also made it without the saffron, and it is tasty that way, too. Another time, I used fresh green beans and sprinkled with slivered almonds. We sprinkle more parmesan over it, plus fresh ground pepper. It is a nice combination of flavours, and is great served as a side to salmon, which is in season the same time as asparagus. Nice, easy recipe.
We thought the flavor of this was very good. We used it without the asparagus. My main "concern" about this recipe as written is that 1/2 tsp. of crushed saffron is a lot and also very expensive. I question if this is a true measurement. Although we live in the US we travel abroad several times a year and I get my saffron in Portugal or Spain so it is less expensive. I used .3 grams and it seemed enough for the dish. Kay S
MY DH didn`t like this but I liked it more so it a definite 10 stars in my book! This is comfort food. I just love saffron. Especially when it`s home grown!