Although it is a pasta, its shape resembles a large grain of rice, so could be used in risotto-esque meals or indeed in stews.
Here is my recipe for Saffron Orzo with Asparagus which has been printed this week in the Solihull News as a belated recipe for National Vegetarian Week 2013.
|Saffron Orzo with Asparagus|
In addition, to find out more about saffron, here's a post I wrote recently about identifying real vs fake saffron which you may find of interest. http://wordinvegways.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/saffron-real-vs-fake.