Itsy-Bitsy Teeny-Weeny Colored Polka-Dot Rotini

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

Tri-colored rotini with currants and green peas cooked in a spicy coconut broth. From "Crazy Plates: Low-Fat Food So Good, You'll Swear It's Bad for You!"

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a medium saucepan, combine broth, coconut milk, sugar and spices.
  2. Bring to a boil.
  3. Add rotini.
  4. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover and simmer for six minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Add peas, red pepper and currants.
  6. Simmer for 6 to 7 minutes, until liquid has been absorbed and pasta is tender.
  7. Remove from heat and let stand for five minutes before serving.
Most Helpful

5 5

So easy and tasty! My family loved this and I loved how easy and quick it was to throw together. I used green peas. I didn't use the currants, but otherwise followed the recipe as stated. Thanks Jen! Made for veg*n swap 2. :)

5 5

Wow, very very different, very very nice!!! I thought I had tri-colour rotini and didn't, sigh, so I used plain rotini, and I omitted the currants.. not a currant lover. I used the frozen peas option. I would never have thought of cooking pasta in a 'milk' broth like this, with the spices used, but I have to tell you, it was magnificent, we absolutely loved it :D and I will definitely be making it again, it's all stuff that I generally have on hand so great for those evenings when you came home and just want something quick and easy! I think it works extremely well with the rotini, or fusilli, so I will be sure to always have a packet in the pantry. Thanks Jen, for another great recipe :D