When I saw this orzo recipe on Pinterest, I knew immediately that I wanted to try it. We are big orzo fans (this is my 2nd orzo recipe posted in two weeks!) so I thought it would be a winning dish in our house. I served this as a side dish, with grilled chicken as the main, but it could easily be a filling vegetarian main course! I am loving one pot recipes right now and this is the third that I have recently tried. Less dishes to do is always good news! I hope you give this a try if you are looking for a quick and easy dish!
One Pot Tex Mex Orzo
Source: Adapted from Table for Two
8 oz orzo pasta
1 15 oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 1/2 cups frozen corn
1 15 oz can diced tomatoes
1/2 onion, diced
1/2 red or green pepper, diced
1 carton low sodium chicken or vegetable stock
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. chili powder
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp pepper
Optional Garnish: Green Onions, Hot Sauce, and Cheddar Cheese
Note: If you don’t have cumin and chili powder, taco seasoning would work as well! Just omit the salt from the recipe
In a large pan, saute onion, pepper and garlic cloves, until tender. Add black beans, frozen corn, tomatoes, and seasonings. Stir well. Add orzo pasta and chicken stock and stir again. Cover and bring to a boil. Allow to boil for 5 minutes, and then reduce heat to medium. Allow to simmer uncovered, stirring frequently, for about 5-8 minutes, or until pasta is tender. Taste and check for seasonings and add more if necessary.
Garnish with onions, hot sauce, and cheddar and serve immediately.
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6 thoughts on “One Pot Tex Mex Orzo”
Thank you for linking up to Tasty Tuesdays last week. As one of the co-hosts, I will be featuring your recipe on Tasty Tuesdays tomorrow on my site, Detours in Life. Congrats!
Alecia, thank you!! This will be my first feature and I am so excited!!!
This sounds delicious! I’m thinking it would also work with quinoa or couscous. What do you think about those options?
I definitely think those would work although you may have to adjust the cook times! Please let me know if you try it!
This was so simple and yummy! and a great mid week meal in chlily winter. I added a bit too much tabasco sauce though, but the soup is still amazing!
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