Orzo with Onions, Garlic and Peppers - Karyl's Kulinary Krusade
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Orzo with Onions, Garlic and Peppers

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 people


  • 4 ounces orzo pasta
  • 1 Tablespoon raw pine nuts
  • 1/2 cup each red, yellow, and green bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 cup yellow onion, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon avocado oil or olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Cook orzo according to recipe directions, in a pot of boiling, salted water
  • Add pine nuts to a large, cold skillet. Turn heat to medium-low, and toast pine nuts until they are golden brown. Watch carefully, as pine nuts burn easily. Remove and set aside
  • Add margarine and olive oil to same skillet, and turn heat to medium
  • When butter has melted, add onions and cook until onions are soft and translucent
  • Add garlic, and cook for 1 minute
  • Add wine, turn heat to medium-high, and cook for 2-3 minutes. The alcohol will cook out, leaving only flavor
  • Once liquid is almost gone, add bell peppers, salt & pepper. Saute peppers until tender-crisp
  • Drain orzo and add to skillet. Add pine nuts, and toss mixture fully to combine