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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Corn and Pepper Orzo

From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...I'm always on the lookout for new side dishes, so, I was thrilled when this one came on my radar. The recipe was developed by Angela Hanks and she created a wonderfully flavorful side dish that's low in fat and sodium. That's not easy to do. I love the flavor the red sweet peppers add to this dish. They also add great color and give this casserole fabulous eye appeal. It's a standout on a buffet table and you won't have to worry about leftovers. I really enjoy this dish and I make it regularly for the Silver Fox. It's fast and easy to prepare and I always have the ingredients I need to make it on hand. I hope you'll give this dish a try. I suspect you'll like it, too. Here's the recipe.

Corn and Pepper Orzo...from the kitchen of One Perfect Bite courtesy of Angela Hanks

3/4 cup uncooked orzo pasta
1 large sweet red pepper, chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cups frozen corn, thawed
2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper


1) Cook pasta according to package directions.
2) Meanwhile, spray a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray. Add red pepper, onions and oil to pan. Saute for about 2 minutes to soften. Add corn, Italian seasoning and salt and pepper. Cook and stir until vegetables are tender. Drain pasta and stir into vegetables. Heat through. Adjust seasoning to taste. Serve immediately. Yield: 6 servings.

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Hovkonditorn said...

Sounds great! Have a nice day!

Ginny said...

Very lovely looking!

The Café Sucré Farine said...

Mary, This looks fantastic, love the combinations!

Clint said...

That's what I'm talkin' about! I gotta try this.

Margaret Murphy Tripp said...

Ooooh, my family loves corn...this would be a hit!

That Girl said...

I was going to use corn in a dish this weekend but something (or should I say someone) got in the way. This looks like a nice and easy way to use the corn I had purchased for that.

Lenia said...

Yummy and healthy!I love it!xxx

What's Baking?? said...

A definitely wonderful side dish I'm sure. Full of fibre and goodness too.

StephenC said...

Anything with orzo gets my attention. And this did too.

Casey said...

I am a corn fan and a pretty corn dish goes a long way to making family and friends happy.

Chelsea said...

I love this! You're right- healthy side dishes that aren't just a heaping pile of vegetables can be hard to find!

Chiara said...

Sounds tasty! I love orzo pasta...have a good day...

Cajunlicious said...

Thank you so much for sharing this Mary! I have 2 pounds of orzo and have been pondering what to do with it, this is going to make it great!

The Slow Roasted Italian said...

This looks amazing! I love all the ingredients and this is sure to show up on my table soon!

Priya said...

Quite a simple and filling dish..

Joanne said...

I love anything with corn so you don't have to tell me twice!

Shug said...

Corn...can't go wrong with corn...I think it is a beautiful dish and it can go with so many different dishes...
Have a great day..

Fausta said...

Mary,a combination very fantastic.
I love orzo.
Have a great day.
Kiss from Italy,Fausta.

tender b. said...

I'm not sure you can go wrong with orzo and corn.

Miss Meat and Potatoes said...

I love a good, healthful side dish like this. Those colors are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

This stuff is addicting.. wow never thought a vege could be so gould.

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