Monsoon Coast

Moroccan Orzo Pilaf

This makes a colourful and flavourful side dish


1 cup Orzo

⅓ cup peeled slivered almonds

1 TBL olive oil

½ onion, chopped

¼ cup red pepper, chopped

¼ cup green pepper chopped

1-2 teaspoons Ras el Hanout

Salt to taste

Fresh parsley to garnish

Spices Used: Ras el Hanout
4 Servings

1 – Bring pot of water to a boil. Add 1/2 tsp salt and orzo and cook until al dente. Drain and set aside.
2 – Heat a large frying pan over medium heat. Add almonds; shake pan and dry roast the almonds until they are lightly browned. Remove nuts from the pan.
3 – Add olive oil to the pan. Add onion and sauté 2-3 minutes.
4 – Add peppers, Ras el Hanout and salt. Cook another minute
5 – Add drained orzo and stir gently until well combined and heated through.
6 – Garnish with parsley and toasted almonds