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  • Lizzie Redwood

Saffron Orzo Mussels

Updated: Jul 22, 2023

Serves 4


Splash of Cooking Oil

1 Onion, finely chopped

1 Celery stick, finely chopped

2 Garlic cloves, finely chopped

200ml White wine

500ml Mussel stock (from the pouch)

2 pinches saffron

350g tomatoes diced

250g Orzo

1kg Omega Mussels

75g Creme Fraiche

1Tbsp fresh dill


Heat cooking oil in a large, pan with a lid. Add onion, celery

and garlic, and cook until soft.

Stir in the wine, bring to the boil and bubble for 1 minute, then add the stock (if you do not have enough mussel stock from the pouch, then add fish or vegetable stock to top it up) and saffron. Bring everything to the boil.

Add in the tomatoes and orzo and simmer for another 5 minutes until orzo is almost cooked.

Tip in the mussels, cover and gently heat for a few minutes.

Stir in the creme fraiche, and sprinkle dill on top.

Serve this dish in the pan, or divided between bowls and get stuck in!

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