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Three-pepper orzo

  • Preparation Time5 mins
  • Cooking Time20 mins
  • Serves4
  • DifficultyEasy
225g orzo pasta
Salt
2 to 3 large red peppers
125ml chicken stock
60ml extra-virgin olive oil
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 large green pepper, seeded and chopped
Freshly ground black pepper
30g sliced pepperoncini and some pickling juice or brine
1) Bring a large pot of water to the boil over medium heat. Add pasta and salt, to taste, and cook to al dente. Drain.

2) Add the red peppers to a small sheet tray and char to blacken evenly all over under the grill. This also can be done over an open gas flame. Put them in a bowl and cover with cling film to cool. Peel and seed the peppers, then chop and add them to a food processor. Add the stock and process to puree.

3) Heat about 60ml extra-virgin olive oil in saute pan over medium heat, and add the garlic and green peppers. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes then stir in the puree. Add the drained orzo and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Stir in the pepperoncini and some juice and toss to coat.

Transfer to a serving bowl and serve.

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