Pasta Pilaf

Pasta Pilaf

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This is a kind of pilaf made of pasta which makes a great alternative to a rice side dish. You can use any small pasta or broken up spaghetti.


Serves: 10 

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 500g small pasta
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 3 cups (750ml) hot water
  • 3 teaspoons chicken stock powder
  • 440g tinned chopped tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup fresh coriander, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:40min 

  1. Heat oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add pasta and onion; cook, stirring constantly, until pasta is lightly browned and onions are translucent.
  2. Dissolve chicken stock into hot water. Pour into the pot with pasta. Stir in tomatoes, coriander, cumin, garlic salt and pepper. Cover and set heat to low. Simmer the pasta for 20 minutes until the water is almost gone. It will remain a little soupy.

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