One-Pot Wonders

One Pot Ratatouille Orzo

September 11, 2023
1 Ratings
Photo by Anna Chwistek | Serving Dumplings
  • Prep time 15 minutes
  • Cook time 45 minutes
  • Serves 4
Author Notes

A delicious and easy weeknight meal that’s sure to please everyone at the table. It’s a fun twist on a classic French dish, bursting with vibrant colors and mouthwatering flavors. Made with fresh vegetables, orzo pasta, and a rich tomato sauce. Get ready to dive into this delightful and oh-so-satisfying meal!

Anna Chwistek | Serving Dumplings

What You'll Need
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 eggplant, cut into 1 inch/2,5 cm thick pieces
  • 1 red bell pepper, cored and finely chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, cored and finely chopped`
  • 1 zucchini, cut into 1 inch/2,5 cm thick pieces
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon each: salt, black pepper, herbs de Provence
  • 3 cups chicken broth, divided
  • 3 tablespoons double concentrated tomato paste
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 1/4 cups dry orzo pasta
  • 1 can (14 oz) whole peeled tomatoes
  • 20 basil leaves
  1. Get your prep done before you start cooking. Cut the zucchini and eggplant. Core and chop the bell peppers. Finely chop the shallot and mince the garlic.
  2. Heat 2 tablespoons oil over medium high in a large heavy bottomed pan or Dutch oven. Add eggplant, and cook for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally until it starts to brown. Add the remaining oil, then trow in bell peppers, and cook for 3 minutes more. Finally, stir in zucchini.
  3. Add garlic and shallot, stir to combine. Add salt, pepper and herbs de Provence. Cook for another 3 minutes until fragrant. Pour in 1 cup chicken broth, simmer over medium for 5 minutes or until the vegetables start to soften.
  4. Stir in tomato paste, then add bay leaf and orzo. Stir to combine. Next pour in whole peeled tomatoes and the remaining chicken broth. Bring everything to a boil, reduce heat to medium low and simmer for 15 minutes or until the orzo is al dente and the vegetables are tender. Stir frequently to prevent orzo from sticking to the bottom of the skillet.
  5. When ready, taste and adjust salt. Stir in basil leaves. Simmer for 1 minute.
  6. Finish off with freshly ground black pepper. Enjoy!

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1 Review

Dariusz February 8, 2024
Great dish. Creamy, full of flavours, tasty and savoury!