I know there’s a whole trend around rainbow food at the minute, rainbow pizza, rainbow donuts, rainbow sushi etc etc. I’m not convinced by it, anything that looks so artificially coloured is a bit off putting to me. This recipe is all natural colours though, just using vegetables from your fridge! I went for leek, pepper and spinach but lots of different things would work here, just make sure they’re brightly coloured.
Vegetables and pasta may sound a bit dull, but the harissa, smoked paprika and chorizo really bring this to life and make it more Mediterranean fun times, less sad desk lunch.
Rainbow vegetable orzo
- Any colour bell pepper, I went for red
- Small leek
- 3 handfuls of spinach leaves, washed
- 3-4 inch piece of chorizo
- 75g orzo pasta or other small pasta
- 1 tsp harissa
- 1 tsp garlic paste
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp smoked paprik
- 1 tsp white wine vinegar
- Rapeseed oil, for frying
Chop the chorizo, leeks and peppers and soften in a large pan with oil. I like to add the chorizo first to colour the oil and give it some flavour. Meanwhile bring a large pan of water to the boil and cook orzo according to packet instructions. Drain and add to pan. Stir in the vinegar and spices and serve.