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Orzo & chorizo stuffed peppers

Points® value
Total Time
30 min
10 min
20 min
What looks like a large grain of rice, but is actually pasta? Orzo! And it’s delicious in these Mediterranean inspired stuffed peppers.


Red pepper

6 medium

Calorie controlled cooking spray

4 spray(s)

Orzo, dry

250 g

Chorizo Sausage

75 g

Cherry Tomatoes

150 g

Olives, in Brine

15 individual, black

Pine nuts

2 tablespoon(s)

Oregano, Dried

1 teaspoon(s), level


60 g

Light feta cheese

80 g


  1. Heat the grill to medium-high. Put the peppers in a grill pan, mist all over with cooking spray and grill for 12-15 minutes, turning once, until just charred.
  2. Meanwhile, bring a large pan of salted water to a boil. Add the orzo and cook for 8 minutes, until tender. Drain and set aside.
  3. While the peppers are grilling and the orzo is cooking, heat a large nonstick frying pan over a medium-high heat. Add the chorizo and fry for 2 minutes until golden, then add the tomatoes and cook for another 2 minutes. Stir in the cooked orzo, the olives, pine nuts and oregano. Season to taste, then spoon the filling into the grilled pepper halves.
  4. Put 3 stuffed pepper halves on each plate and serve with the rocket and feta on the side.


Scatter over the zest of 1 lemon for even more flavour.