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Charred Pepper Orzo

Miguel Barclay
  • Serves: 1
  • Cooking: 20
  • Ready: 20

The flavours of smoky paprika and charred peppers are perfect for this sticky orzo dish.


  • ½ red pepper, deseeded and cut in half
  • ½ yellow pepper, deseeded and cut in half
  • a few cherry tomatoes
  • ½ red onion, sliced
  • handful of dried orzo
  • 100 ml passata
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • pinch of dried chilli flakes
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper


Pan-fry the pepper strips skin-side down in a dry pan over a medium heat for about 5 minutes until charred, adding the cherry tomatoes about halfway through.

Season with salt and pepper, add the red onion and a splash of olive oil then fry for a few more minutes.

Turn the peppers charred-side up then add the orzo, passata, paprika, chilli flakesand a splash of water. Simmer for 5–10 minutes until the orzo is cooked, stirring occasionally.

Additonal notes

Recipe taken from Vegan One Pound Meals by Miguel Barclay (Headline Home)

Photography by Dan Jones

Check out the recipe video here!

“The flavours of smoky paprika and charred peppers are perfect for this sticky orzo dish, so don’t be afraid to burn the peppers a little more than you think you should.

All recipes are for a single serving. More than one person? Simply multiply the ingredients to suit you.”

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