Vegan Smoked Sausage Orzo Bake
This vegan smoked sausage orzo bake is reminiscent of a traditional paella. It cooks in just 25 minutes, which makes it a tasty and speedy supper.
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This smoked sausage orzo bake is a truly easy vegan meal, in fact it’s the perfect warming dish for a cold evening.
What is orzo?
Orzo is a type of pasta, cut into small rice grain-like shapes.
Orzo is versatile and is great for using as a carbohydrate base in salads or for bulking up hearty dishes like soups and stews.
In many recipes, orzo is prepared similarly to risotto. It’s high in starch so it soaks up liquid just like its rice alternative.
Of course, you can also cook it as you would any other pasta, so it’s very adaptable and can be used in an array of different dishes.
What vegan sausages should I use?
With veganism on the rise, many brands are bringing out meat alternatives like sausages every day. Even brands known for their meat products, like Richmond have introduced vegan options to their brand. Some great vegan sausage brands include Plant Pioneers, Beyond Meat and THIS.
If you have some extra time on your hands, you could even try making your own sausages. These Seitan Sausages are an easy alternative.
Total Time: 35 minutes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
- 0.25 0.25 small white onion, diced
- 0.25 0.25 stick celery, diced
- 0.5 0.5 cloves garlic, chopped
- 0.25 0.25 red pepper, diced
- 16.25 16.25 g green beans
- 16.25 16.25 g peas
- 16.25 16.25 g sweetcorn
- 1/2 tsp chilli powder
- a pinch of saffron
- 75 75 g orzo
- 200 200 ml vegetable stock
- 0.5 0.5 vegan smoked sausages
- Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas Mark 4.
- Fry the onion, celery and garlic until translucent, then add the pepper and continue to cook for another couple of minutes.
- Add the rest of the ingredients to the pan, except the sausages, and simmer gently for a few minutes.
- Add the vegan sausages and transfer them to the oven.
- Bake for approximately 15 minutes or until all the stock has been absorbed and the orzo is cooked through.
Each 427g serving provides:
10g Fat, 0.3g Saturates, 6.7g Sugars, 4.9g Salt.
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