Orzo With Roasted Red Peppers & Asparagus

"Quick vegan dish I threw together last night... I love orzo pasta simply prepared with margarine, salt and pepper. Since I didn't want to eat just that for dinner, I decided to add some veggies that I had on hand as well. I used a 12 oz bag of frozen asparagus from Trader Joes, thawed for 5-6 minutes in the microwave, and then chopped into 1" pieces. Trader Joe's frozen asparagus tends to become very mushy, VERY fast, so keep an eye on it in the microwave, and add it to your skillet at the last minute. Spices were kind of a mix and match. I use a mix called Sandwich Sprinkle from Penzey's Spice Company, as well as basil and thyme."
 
Orzo With Roasted Red Peppers & Asparagus created by Rita1652
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  • Cook orzo according to package directions.
  • Heat skillet over medium heat.
  • Spray with non stick cooking spray.
  • Add Earth Balance margarine and garlic and cook until fragrant.
  • Add chopped roasted red peppers and spices to taste.
  • Reduce heat to low, add chopped asparagus and stir to coat.
  • Drain orzo, reserving about 1 cup of the pasta cooking liquid.
  • Add orzo to skillet, and gently mix, adding pasta water as needed.
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  1. Rita1652
    Yummo!!!! I used 2 cups uncooked orzo, 1 pound fresh asparagus, 6 peppers, Recipe #413831 to coat bottom of pan, 4 cloves garlic, 1 shallot herbs. Delish easy and quick. Served 4 of us!
     
  2. Rita1652
    Orzo With Roasted Red Peppers & Asparagus Created by Rita1652
  3. Rita1652
    Orzo With Roasted Red Peppers & Asparagus Created by Rita1652
  4. Kozmic Blues
    Orzo With Roasted Red Peppers & Asparagus Created by Kozmic Blues
  5. Kozmic Blues
    Quick vegan dish I threw together last night... I love orzo pasta simply prepared with margarine, salt and pepper. Since I didn't want to eat just that for dinner, I decided to add some veggies that I had on hand as well. I used a 12 oz bag of frozen asparagus from Trader Joes, thawed for 5-6 minutes in the microwave, and then chopped into 1" pieces. Trader Joe's frozen asparagus tends to become very mushy, VERY fast, so keep an eye on it in the microwave, and add it to your skillet at the last minute. Spices were kind of a mix and match. I use a mix called Sandwich Sprinkle from Penzey's Spice Company, as well as basil and thyme.
     
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