Barilla® Orzo Duck Lentil Paella

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Ingredients for 8 people

  • 1 box Barilla® Orzo
  • 1 pound prepared duck confit
  • 1 28-ounce can whole peeled tomatoes, drained
  • 4 saffron threads
  • 5 cups chicken broth, no sodium
  • 1 16-ounce can lentils, drained
  • 2 cups cremini mushrooms, quartered
  • 2 tablespoons roasted garlic puree*
  • Sea salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped

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  • Preheat oven to 350° F.
  • Pick duck meat off bones and remove skin, roughly shred and set aside.
  • Quarter whole tomatoes.
  • In large saucepan bring broth and saffron to a boil. Add pasta and cook according to package directions; drain and keep warm.
  • Remove from heat and stir in duck, lentils, mushrooms, tomatoes, roasted garlic puree, salt and pepper.
  • Place mixture in paella pan and bake for 20 minutes.
  • Before serving sprinkle with chopped fresh thyme.
  • *To make roasted garlic puree: Place ½ cup peeled garlic cloves on a piece of foil drizzle with olive oil, wrap and bake at 400° F for 30 minutes or until soft. Place cooked garlic on a cutting board and drag the side of a chef’s knife back and forth across the garlic until it forms a paste.
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