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Bacon-Pineapple Fried Orzo
By Ming Tsai

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bacon pineapple fried orzo

5 slices of bacon
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon minced ginger
1/2 cup sliced scallions, some greens reserved for garnish
1 cup 1/4-inch dice pineapple
5 cups cooked orzo
3 tablespoons Wanjashan organic ponzu
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
Canola oil

In large saute pan or wok over medium-high heat, cook bacon until crisp and remove to a paper towel-lined plate. When cooled, crumble. Drain bacon fat, wipe pan clean and lightly coat with canola oil. Over medium heat, saute garlic, ginger, scallions and pineapple. Add orzo, ponzu and crumbled bacon. Toss to combine and heat through. Check flavoring and season. Serve family style, garnished with scallion greens.

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