Starry dreams tomato pasta

    40 min

    Adorable, dreamy little pasta stars simmered with tomatoes, green chillies, onion, herbs and seasoning. A lovely alternative to Spanish rice or as a side with Mexican food dishes. You can find stelle or stellini star shaped pastas and tinned tomatoes with green chillies online or at Hispanic food shops.

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    Serves: 10 

    • 2 teaspoons olive oil
    • 450g stelle (star shaped) pasta
    • 1/2 onion, diced
    • 725ml hot water
    • 3 teaspoons chicken stock cube granules
    • 1 (400g) tin tomatoes with green chillies, drained
    • 4 tablespoons fresh chopped coriander
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
    • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

    Prep: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 granules into hot water. Pour into the pot with pasta, then stir in tomatoes and chillies, 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 US | 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 US | 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 US | Canada)