12-15ozKielbasa sausage or a similar sausage, cut into 1-2 inch pieces
1Red pepper, sliced
1Yellow pepper, sliced
1Green pepper, sliced
3Cloves of garlic, minced
2cupsChicken broth. with an additional 1 cup handy
15ozCan diced tomatoes, undrained
1cupFresh parmesan cheese
1/2cupFresh parsley, chopped
Salt and pepper, as needed
1. Heat olive oil on med-high, add onions and sausage and saute for 3 minutes or until fragrant. 2. Add the peppers, orzo, and garlic. Saute on med-high for 2-3 minutes or until the peppers have softened slightly, the sausage is browned, and the garlic is fragrant. 3. Add the chicken broth, diced tomatoes, and cajun seasoning. Stir well. Cover and simmer on medium for 20-30 minutes, stirring often. It may be necessary to add additional chicken broth if the pasta begins sticking. Add ¼ cup more at a time, if needed. 4. When the orzo is cooked, stir in the cheese and fresh parsley. Check to see if additional salt and pepper is needed. 5. Serve warm.
To freeze: Complete the dish without adding the cheese and parsley. Store in an air-tight container. When ready to serve, thaw and top with the fresh cheese and parsley. Bake at 350 degrees about 25-30 minutes until hot.