California Raisin, Caramelized Onion and Blue Cheese Orzo Pasta

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California Raisin, Caramelized Onion and Blue Cheese Orzo Pasta
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Ingredients

  • 16 oz. orzo
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 3 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 red onions, peeled and diced
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. honey
  • 6 oz. blue cheese, crumbled
  • 3/4 c. mascarpone
  • 1 package (10-ounce) frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 1-1/2 c. California golden raisins
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1/2 c. toasted pine nuts

Preparation

Preparation

1 Cook orzo in boiling salted water for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente.

2  Drain. Meanwhile, heat butter and oil in large heavy skillet over medium heat.

3 Add onions, salt, pepper, vinegar and honey. Sauté 8 to 10 minutes.

4 Then, stir in cooked and drained orzo,

5 blue cheese, mascarpone, spinach, raisins and nutmeg. Heat briefly to warm cheeses.

6  Spoon onto large serving platter.

7  Sprinkle with pine nuts and serve, immediately.

Source: California Raisin Marketing Board