Orzo with Dried Cranberries



  • ½lb brussels sprouts
  • ½ cup cranberries
  • ½ cup orzo pasta
  • ½ cup Maple syrup
  • ¼ balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ tsp. kosher salt
  •  ½ lemon, squeezed
  •  ½ tsp. ground pepper
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil


  1. Cut off the ends of Brussel sprouts and pell off the yellow outer leaves.
  2. Cut in half, and mix in a bowl with olive oil and salt & pepper.
  3. In a small bowl, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, honey & lemon juice and set aside.
  4. Place them on a baking sheet for 20 minutes, until crisp on the outside and tender on the inside. Shake the pan from time to time to brown evenly.
  5. Mix roasted Brussel sprouts in balsamic vinegar, maple syrup & lemon juice mixture.
  6. Fill a pot with water and bring to boil. Place orzo pasta and cook for 8-9 minutes.
  7. Drain and add Brussels sprouts and cranberries. Serve immediately.


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