How Do You Make Easy Salsa Orzo Salad?

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How Do You Make Easy Salsa Orzo Salad?

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This easy Salsa Orzo Salad is a cool and refreshing side dish. It is perfect for picnics and summer potlucks, as it doesn’t need to be kept on ice. (It may disappear too fast, anyhow!) Your friends will think you picked it up at the local boutique deli. If they’re really good friends, you can let them in on the secret of how easy Salsa Orzo Salad really is. Otherwise, let them think you’ve hired a clever personal chef! Drain the salsa through a sieve. Discard the liquid or save it for another use. Bring at least 2 quarts of water to a boil. Lightly salt the water and cook the pasta according to package directions. (That’s usually 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.) Pour the cooked orzo, cooking liquid and all, over the salsa, in the sieve. Using a fork, toss and fluff the Salsa Orzo Salad in the sieve and allow it to drain completely and cool. Refrigerate the Salsa Orzo Salad at least 3 hours or overnight, to allow the flavors to marry. Fluff the salad before serving.

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