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Saffron orzotto

An orzotto is like a risotto but instead of being made with rice it’s made with barley – orzo being the Italian for barley.

I started making it because my children insist on carbs at the weekend and this is so much easier than peeling and chopping loads of potatoes. It’s gratifyingly low effort.

To make saffron orzotto you'll need: chicken or vegetable stock, saffron, garlic oil, echalion or banana shallot or small onion, pearl barley, dry vermouth or white wine, parmesan and mascarpone (optional).

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4 minutes