Red Pepper Orzo
Makes 8 servings

Ingredients

1/2 pound orzo 2 teaspoons salt, or to taste 1/4 cup olive oil 1 red onion, diced 1 red pepper, diced 1 green pepper, diced 1 fennel bulb, finely diced 1 tablespoon garlic, chopped 1 tablespoon thyme, chopped 1/2 cup tomato juice 1/4 cup parsley, chopped 1 teaspoon freshly ground…

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Red Pepper Orzo

Makes 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound orzo
  • 2 teaspoons salt, or to taste
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 1 green pepper, diced
  • 1 fennel bulb, finely diced
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon thyme, chopped
  • 1/2 cup tomato juice
  • 1/4 cup parsley, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, or to taste
  • 1 cup feta cheese, crumbled

Directions

  1. Boil the orzo in salted water until tender. Drain, rinse under cold water, toss with 3 tablespoons of the olive oil, cover, and refrigerate.
  2. In a large saucepan, sauté the onions, peppers, and fennel in the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil until just tender, about 4 minutes. Add the garlic and thyme and cook an additional 2 minutes.
  3. Toss the sautéed vegetables with the reserved orzo. Add the tomato juice. Toss in the parsley, pepper, feta cheese, and remaining 1 teaspoon of salt.

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