Tea-Scented Orzo

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by KateL

Entered for safe-keeping. From First, 1/26/09. Suggested with meal of Minted Gremolata Halibut, Tomato-Thyme Roasted Squash or Zucchini with Fennel, and Feta-Stuffed Cucumber Salad.

Top Review by threeovens

I really enjoyed this. I like the way the tea flavor sort of goes into your mouth before the actual food. The sweetness of the raisins was most welcome.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In 3-quart saucepot, bring 2 quarts water to a boil. Remove from heat.
  2. Add tea bags to boiling water. Cover and steep 5 minutes.
  3. Squeeze tea bags to extract excess liquid; discard tea bags.
  4. Return green tea to a boil. Add orzo; cook 9 minutes or until orzo is tender, adding raisins during last minute of cooking.
  5. Drain orzo-raisin mixture.
  6. In bowl, combine orzo mixture, toasted pine nuts, olive oil and chopped scallion.
  7. Season with salt and pepper, if desired.

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