Lime Orzo with Bell Peppers
 
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A simple and clean pasta recipe that your family will love
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Recipe type: Pasta
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: Six
Ingredients
  • 2 cups orzo
  • 5 cups water
  • Salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 tsp dried mint
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • 3 green bell peppers, cut into a small dice
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • Juice of half a lime. Add more if you like your orzo tangier.
  • 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
Instructions
  1. Heat the water along with 1 tsp of olive oil, cayenne, salt, black pepper, mint and orzo. Cook for about 15 minutes until the orzo is al dente and has absorbed almost all of the water.
  2. While the orzo is cooking, heat a saucepan with the remaining olive oil. Add the onions and green peppers and saute until the onions are softened, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add the garlic and saute for a minute. Now add the cooked pasta and mix.
  4. Stir in the lime juice and add salt and ground pepper if needed.
  5. Serve hot.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 255 Fat: 2.8 g Carbohydrates: 48.5 g Sugar: 6.3 Fiber: 3.7 g Protein: 8
Recipe by Holy Cow! at http://holycowvegan.net/2013/12/lime-orzo.html