Pasta Pilaf

    40 minutes

    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.

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    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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    I used 3 bouillon cubes instead of the powder and a little extra cumin and this was a very nice change from rice. Thanks!  -  26 Nov 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This is a good starter recipe. Needs a little more flavor. A little adobo powder would be a great addition.  -  03 Sep 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This was a good change of pace for side dish on Mexican night; however, I agree with the reviewers who say it needs more spice. I forgot to add some adobe powder as suggested and will give that a try.  -  31 Jan 2011  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)