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Orzo with Chorizo, Lima Bean and Fresh Corn

chorizo orzo one pot dish

After a long weekend of barbecue, I just can’t muster up the strength to eat one more hot dog or helping of potato salad.  I did, however, have a great deal of left over extra large lima beans that I had soaked for another recipe and I wanted to find a simple one pan dish to incorporate them.  This is a nice change from your typical summer fare but still relies on veggies you can pick up at the local farmers’ market.  The fresh corn off the cob gives it a sweet pop and really makes the dish shine.  Let this dish simmer away on the stove until almost all the liquid is gone.  In the end stir with as much precooked orzo as you like or eat plain.  You can also omit the sausage for a great vegetarian dish.


1 Tbs. olive oil

1 green bell pepper, chopped

1 onion, chopped

3 ears of corn, cooked and shaved off the cob

2 cups pre-soaked extra large Lima Beanschorizo, lima bean and orzo

5 links of Chorizo

1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes

3 Tbs. fresh basil, chiffonade

1 (14.5 oz) can chicken broth

1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes

1/2 tsp. smoked paprika



Saute sausage in 1 Tbs. of olive oil until browned but not completely cooked. Remove sausage and add onions and peppers.  Saute until tender.  Add smoked paprika and crushed red pepper flakes. Add lima beans and corn and saute for 2 minutes.  Slice sausage into half inch thick coins and return to pan.  Add diced tomatoes and chicken broth and simmer until liquid is almost completely gone. Toss in Basil and cooked orzo and serve.  Serves 4.

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Author:Deborah Smith, Executive Editor

Deborah Smith is the Founder and Publisher of, a collaborative website focused on food news in New Jersey.

2 Responses to “Orzo with Chorizo, Lima Bean and Fresh Corn”

  1. July 7, 2009 at 3:41 pm #

    This looks wonderful! And I love that you can leave out the meat for a veg version–nice option!


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