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Creamy Veggie Orzo Pasta

Ratings 5 from 1 votes
Time
Prep Time: 10 min Cook Time: 20 min Total Time: 30 mins
Servings 4
Ingredients
  • 1 cup orzo
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (or chili oil)
  • 1 cup courgette (finely chopped)
  • 1 red chili (chopped)
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon dried mixed herbs
  • 1 can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon asafetida
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil (chopped)
  • 1 cup fresh spinach (finely chopped)
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup vegan parmesan
  • 1 bunch cherry tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons pesto
  • 1 teaspoon chili oil
Instructions
  1. Cook orzo according to package

  2. Chop up your veggies

  3. Heat oil in a pan and add in the chilies, bay leaves, tomato paste and then your courgettes followed by the orzo pasta, crushed tomatoes, and then all the seasoning

  4. Cover with lid and let it cook for 7-10 minutes on low to medium heat till orzo is tender

  5. Add in the coconut milk, parmesan cheese and chopped spinach

  6. Coat the tomatoes in pesto and chilli oil

  7. Place onto baking tray & cook at 400F for 15 minutes till charred, caramelized and juicy 

  8. Serve orzo with pesto tomatoes on top, a sprinkle or parmesan and some chopped basil ( and a drizzle of chili oil if you like!)

  9. ♡ Say a prayer of gratitude, serve with love, and eat with joy ❤️