Recipe courtesy of Michele Urvater

Orzo with Dried Fruits and Nuts

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  • Total: 25 min
  • Prep: 25 min
  • Yield: 12 stuffing portions
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2 cups orzo

4 cups chicken broth

1/2 cup dried apricots, plumped in Port wine

6 tablespoons unsalted, butter

1/2 cup sliced almonds

Pinch sugar and cinnamon

Salt and pepper


  1. Cook 2 cups orzo in 4 cups chicken broth so that pasta absorbs flavor of broth. Transfer to a bowl. Chop apricots and fold into orzo. Melt 4 tablespoons butter until golden and add to orzo; season with salt and pepper. 
  2. Reheat, covered in 350 degree oven for 15 minutes or until hot. To create garnish: saute almonds in remaining 2 tablespoons of butter with a pinch of sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over the stuffing when it comes out of the oven.