Sesame Orzo With Charred Scallions

Sesame Orzo With Charred Scallions
Sesame Orzo With Charred Scallions

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

4

servings

PREP TIME

--

minutes

TOTAL TIME

--

minutes

SERVINGS

4

servings

Ingredients

  • 2

    tablespoons sesame seeds

  • 1 1/2

    cups orzo (rice-shaped pasta)

  • 1

    tablespoon Asian sesame oil plus

  • 1

    teaspoon Asian sesame oil

  • 2

    bunches scallions - (abt 12) cut on diagonal

  • into 1" pieces

  • Salt to taste

  • Freshly-ground black pepper to taste

Directions

In a dry small heavy skillet cook sesame seeds over moderate heat, stirring, until golden brown, about 4 minutes, and transfer to a bowl. In a 5-quart saucepan bring 4 quarts salted water to a boil. Add orzo and cook, stirring occasionally, until al dente. Drain orzo in a colander and rinse under cold water. Drain orzo well and add sesame seeds. In an 8-inch non-stick skillet heat oil over high heat until hot but not smoking and sauté scallions, stirring occasionally, until lightly charred and tender, about 3 to 4 minutes. Stir scallion mixture into orzo and season with salt and pepper. This recipe yields 4 servings.

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