Dinner, Vegetarian

Courgette and Pea Orzo

Cooking method:

Food Processor
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total time: 40 mins
  • Skill Easy
  • Serves 4 people

Courgette and Pea Orzo

A perfect dish for a summer’s evening. The air crisped breadcrumb topping adds the most gorgeous crunch to the creamy orzo.

Utensils required


  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • ½ white onion (diced)
  • 3 garlic cloves (crushed)
  • 1 courgette (thinly sliced and halved)
  • 1 teaspoon miso paste
  • 300g orzo
  • 900ml vegetable stock
  • Salt
  • ½ juice from lemon
  • 1 tablespoon dairy free butter
  • 120g fresh or frozen peas
  • Fresh basil to garnish (optional)

For the breadcrumb topping

  • 2 slices bread
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • Pinch salt

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  • Step 1

    Begin by heating a large pan on a medium heat and adding the oil and diced onion. Cook for 5minutes or so until it starts to soften.

  • Step 2

    Next add the garlic and courgette and cook for a few minutes more.

  • Step 3

    Now add the miso paste, orzo and vegetable stock and combine before leaving to simmer.

  • Step 4

    Stir every 5 minutes and once most of the liquid has been absorbed and the orzo is cooked, add a generous pinch of salt, the lemon juice and butter along with the peas. Combine well.

  • Step 5

    Leave to cook for 5 minutes more and meanwhile make the breadcrumbs.

  • Step 6

    Add the slices of bread to the Ninja 3-in-1 and blend until breadcrumbs form.

  • Step 7

    Now add to the ninja foodi base bowl and combine with the olive oil, Italian seasoning, soy sauce and salt.

  • Step 8

    Once combined use the air crisp function on 200c for 6 minutes until nice and crispy.

  • Step 9

    Plate up your orzo and serve with a generous topping of the crispy breadcrumbs.