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What Is Orzo?

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Orzo Cranberry Salad

8 ounces orzo pasta
3/4 cup craisins
2 medium carrots , fine dice
1 small cucumber, peeled, seeded and diced
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon honey or Xagave
salt and pepper to taste
1/3 cup green onions
1/4 cup pecans, toasted and coarsely chopped
finely chopped fresh basil or cucumber slices

In a small pan, bring water to boil.Stir in orzo and cook until just tender, then drain. Combine the warm orzo, cranberries, carrots and cucumber in a medium bowl.In a small bowl, combine the vinegar, oil, mustard and honey. Pour over orzo mixture and stir to coat. Add salt and pepper to taste. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serves 8 Stir in scallions and pecans just before serving. Garnish with basil or extra cucumber slices.

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