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Olive Garden is the leading restaurant in the Italian dining segment with more than 800 restaurants, more than 96,000 employees and more than $3.6 billion in annual sales. Olive Garden is a division of Darden Restaurants, Inc., (NYSE: DRI), which owns and operates more than 2,100 restaurants that generate over $8.5 billion in annual sales. Headquartered in Orlando, Fla., and employing more than 200,000 people, Darden is recognized for a culture that rewards caring for and responding to people. In 2014, Darden was named to the FORTUNE “100 Best Companies to Work For” list for the fourth year in a row. Olive Garden is committed to making a difference in the lives of others in the local community. As part of this commitment, Olive Garden restaurants have donated nearly 30 million pounds of food to local community food banks across the country.




Cinnamon Orzo Calabrese

Olive Garden Copycat Recipe

Serves 4

8 ounces orzo pasta
2 1/2 cups water
1 (12 oz) can evaporated skim milk
1/2 cup golden raisin
1/4 cup chopped pecans, toasted
1/4 cup apple butter
3 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon cinnamon

Cook orzo according to package directions. Drain well and pour back into pot. Add can of evaporated skim milk. Bring to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes, or until most liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat. Add raisins, pecans, apple butter. Combine sugar and cinnamon. Add to mixture to taste. Transfer to serving bowl. Top with remaining cinnamon & sugar as needed for garnish.

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