saffron orzo with toasted pine nuts
1 cup orzo pasta
6 cups chicken stock
1 tsp saffron threads
1/2 cup pine nuts
bring chicken stock and saffron to a boil. add orzo and cook until al dente. meanwhile, toast pine nuts in a sautee pan until fragrant and lightly toasted. drain orzo and fold in toasted pine nuts.
i had all these ingredients in my pantry (leftover orzo from mediterranean orzo!) the saffron adds a bit of savory complexity to the flavor of the stock and the pine nuts have a soft crunch. good comfort food!