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orzo with roasted red peppers asparagus

Desciption

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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Steps

  1. Cook orzo according to package directions
  2. Heat skillet over medium heat
  3. Spray with non stick cooking spray
  4. Add earth balance margarine and garlic and cook until fragrant
  5. Add chopped roasted red peppers and spices to taste
  6. Reduce heat to low
  7. Add chopped asparagus and stir to coat
  8. Drain orzo
  9. Reserving about 1 cup of the pasta cooking liquid
  10. Add orzo to skillet
  11. And gently mix
  12. Adding pasta water as needed

Step 8

Total Time in Minute 18

Ingredients Count 10

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Ingredients

Orzo pasta

Asparagus

Roasted red peppers

Margarine

Garlic cloves

Garlic salt

Basil

Thyme

Oregano

Salt and black pepper

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