Grilled Meats and Vegetables over Saffron Orzo (Giada De Laurentiis) Recipe

Posted by
Rate It!
Grilled Meats and Vegetables over Saffron Orzo (Giada De Laurentiis)
Add your photo!



  1. For grill:
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the marinade ingredients.
  3. In a large bowl, combine half the marinade with the chicken breasts, chicken thighs, and shrimp. Toss to combine. Cover and let marinate for at least 1 hour. If marinating for longer than 1 hour, make sure to refrigerate.
  4. Place a grill pan over medium-high heat or preheat a gas or charcoal grill. Brush the corn with reserved unused marinade and wrap in foil. Toss the mushrooms with 1/4 cup of the reserved unused marinade. Grill the chicken breasts and thighs to an internal temperature of 165 degrees F, about 7 minutes a side. Grill the corn inside the foil, for about 5 minutes a side. Grill the peppers for about 5 minutes a side. Grill the shrimp and the mushrooms, about 2 minutes a side. Brush the grilled peppers with the last of the reserved unused marinade. Slice the peppers and mushrooms before serving, if desired.
  5. Arrange grilled meats and vegetables over the saffron orzo on a large platter and serve immediately.
  6. Saffron Orzo:
  7. In a large pot, bring the chicken stock to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to low, bringing the stock to a simmer. Add the saffron, stir, and allow the saffron to bloom, about 5 minutes. Return the heat to medium and the stock to a boil, then add the orzo and cook until tender but still firm to the bite, stirring occasionally, about 8 to 10 minutes. Drain orzo and transfer to a large bowl. Add the olive oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and parsley. Toss to combine.
  8. Yield: 6 servings
Kitchen-Friendly View

Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 1231.18 Kcal (5155 kJ)
Calories from fat 954.2 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 106.02g 163%
Cholesterol 100.12mg 33%
Sodium 2271.98mg 95%
Potassium 986.14mg 21%
Total Carbs 40.62g 14%
Sugars 8.58g 34%
Dietary Fiber 3.24g 13%
Protein 36.66g 73%
Vitamin C 71.2mg 119%
Vitamin A 1mg 33%
Iron 72.2mg 401%
Calcium 74.4mg 7%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 187.32 Kcal (784 kJ)
Calories from fat 145.18 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16.13g 163%
Cholesterol 15.23mg 33%
Sodium 345.68mg 95%
Potassium 150.04mg 21%
Total Carbs 6.18g 14%
Sugars 1.31g 34%
Dietary Fiber 0.49g 13%
Protein 5.58g 73%
Vitamin C 10.8mg 119%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 33%
Iron 11mg 401%
Calcium 11.3mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Find out how many calories should you eat.


  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
Search recipes
by ingredients
Construct & Analyze
Your Recipe

Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 32.8
  • 35

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Total Fat

Share Recipe

Get Your Recipe of Health!
Follow RecipeOfHealth on Facebook!
Scroll to top