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Orzo Pasta Salad with Dried Cranberries

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"When I make this, everyone always wants the recipe. I hope you enjoy this pasta salad with your favorite dishes or as a side for your BBQ."
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1 h 55 m servings 354
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. Bring water, orzo, and salt to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until orzo is tender, 20 to 25 minutes.
  2. Rinse orzo under cold water and scrape into a large bowl. Let cool for 20 minutes.
  3. Stir in green onions, celery, cranberries, lemon juice, sesame oil, vinegar, olive oil, and cayenne pepper. Let stand at room temperature until flavors blend, about 1 hour. Stir in pecans and cilantro before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 354 calories; 13.3 52.1 9.2 < 1 93 Full nutrition

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4.7.19 Scaled this down to four servings and made exactly as written. Although I loved the combo of ingredients, I thought flavor was a bit flat and needed more dressing. So I mixed up more d...