Lime Orzo
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Lime Orzo with Bell Peppers

This vegan lime orzo with sauteed bell peppers and onions makes for a simple, clean dinner or brown bag lunch. Mint, cayenne and lime add layers of flavor. Nut-free, soy-free, can be made gluten-free with gf pasta.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Pasta
Cuisine: Italian, Vegan
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 255kcal
Author: Vaishali Honawar

Ingredients

  • 2 cups orzo
  • 5 cups water
  • Salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 tsp dried mint
  • 1/2 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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Add the garlic and saute for a minute. Now add the cooked pasta and mix.
  • Stir in the lime juice and add salt and ground pepper if needed.
  • Serve hot.

Nutrition

Calories: 255kcal | Carbohydrates: 48.5g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 2.8g | Fiber: 3.7g | Sugar: 6.3g