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“The orzo has its own distinct texture and flavor. I enjoy making it and eating it and of course pairing it with favorite foods. I didn't include cooking time for orzo, do so according to package directions,”

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  1. Prepare orzo as directed on package.
  2. Drain and keep warm.
  3. Meanwhile melt butter in 10" skillet until sizzling; add onion and rosemary.
  4. Cook over medium-high heat until onion is softened, about 3-4 minutes.
  5. Add almonds, raisins, cherries, and salt.
  6. Continue cooking, stirring occasinally, until almonds are golden brown, about 2-3 minutes.
  7. Stir cooked onion mixture into hot orzo.
  8. Serve immediately.
  9. *To prepare this dish ahead, cook the orzo as directed. Drain well; toss with 1/2 teaspoon oil. Spoon into resealable plastic bag and refrigerate up to a day ahead. Just before serving, cook butter, onion, rosemary, nuts, raisins, cherries and salt. Meanwhile, warm the orzo in the microwave or in a saucpean, stir in onion mixture.
  10. **You can find pre-packaged dried fruit mixtures by the dried fruit in the baking section of your supermarket.

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