Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Spicy vegetarian pasta (gluten-free)

My hubby has started growing chilli plants. I, in turn, have been trying to grow a tolerance for eating chillies so that when the harvest is ready, my taste buds will be up to the challenge. This recipe is born of that task :-)

  • 250g rice spirals (I used Orgran's vegetable rice spirals)
  • 1 large green pepper
  • 1/2 medium onion
  • 6 green beans
  • 1 tsp. dried mixed herbs (The blend I used incl. thyme, sage, origanum, marjoram, sweet basil)
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. olive oil/butter
  • 2 tsp. tomato paste
  • 100ml cream
  • 1 tsp. diced green chillies (incl. seeds)
  • 1/2 tsp. crushed garlic
  • parmesan cheese (optional)
  1. Slice the green pepper, onion and green beans into bite-sized strips/pieces.
  2. Add the pasta, green pepper, onions, green beans, salt, dried mixed herbs and olive oil/butter to a pot of boiling water. Follow packet instructions for cooking time.
  3. Drain the pasta. stir through the tomato paste, cream, chillies and garlic.
  4. Serve sprinkled with parmesan.
  5. Recipe serves 2.


Tiffany Kadani said...

Oh yummy! This looks like exactly what I want for lunch!

Dajana said...

I like to spice up things but a very tiny bit, only, my husband gets serious problems if he eats any.

Medifast Coupon Codes said...

Love spicy food, it doesn't always love me but I can't get enough of something if it has that nice burn going on. Thanks for your veggie pasta recipe to try. I won't go too far with the heat, I am the only fan in my house.

Juanita said...

Dancing Branflakes: That's exactly what it was for me...lunch! So I can attest to it's usefulness for that particular meal :-)

Dajana: It sucks your hubby can't eat spicy food :-(

Coupon Codes: This recipe will taste yummo chilli-free to suit everyones' tastes! Have fun with it :-)

Thanks everyone for your visit/comments!

Jen said...

This is my kind of blog! I love new recipes and I already see a few on these I'm going to have to try :-)