Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 1 cup orzo

  2. 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

  3. 1/4 cup currants

  4. 1 tablespoon sugar

  5. 1 teaspoon saffron

  6. 4 cups milk

  7. 4 eggs

  8. Pinch salt; freshly ground black pepper

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cook the orzo for 8 to 10 minutes or according to package directions. Drain and toss with butter and currants and spread in a shallow 2 quart gratin dish; set aside. Add sugar and saffron to milk and bring just to under a boil and cool. Whisk eggs together and gradually blend in milk; season with a pinch of salt and lots of fresh pepper. Pour over pasta and currants. Place gratin dish in a large baking pan and pour boiling or very hot water into the pan to reach half way up the side of the gratin dish. Bake for 1 hour or until set.


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