Sesame Orzo With Charred Onions

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This recipe came from Gourmet Magazine. It's a delicious, light side dish. Great with barbecues!!

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  • add   2 bunches scallions (green onions)
  • add   pepper
  • add   salt
  • add   1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • add   1 1/2 cups orzo pasta
  • add   2 tablespoons sesame seeds

Instructions

  1. In a dry skillet toast sesame seeds until golden brown, about 4 minutes. Transfer to bowl.
  2. Boil orzo in boiling, salted water until al dente. Drain and rinse with cold water. Add to sesame seeds.
  3. Slice scallions on diagonal into 1 inch pieces.
  4. Heat oil in non-stick skillet over high heat until hot but not smoking and saute scallions, stirring occasionally, until lightly charred and tender, about 3 to 4 minutes.
  5. Stir scallion mixture into orzo and season to taste with salt and pepper.