• Your local guide to food and drink on the Isle of Wight

Vegan Tomato and Rosemary Orzo

Vegan Tomato and Rosemary Orzo

Vegan Tomato and Rosemary Orzo 764 733 The Editor

Vegan Tomato and Rosemary Orzo

If you are trying Veganuary this year then why not give this fresh and warming recipe a whirl.


  • 1 tbs Olive Oil
  • 250 g Orzo Pasta
  • 200 ml Vegetable stock
  • 300 g Isle of Wight Cherry Tomatoes (halved)
  • 400 g Chopped Tomatoes
  • 1 Red Onion (finely chopped)
  • 2 cloves Isle of Wight Garlic (finely chopped)
  • 1 tbs Rosemary (fresh chopped or dried)
  • Fresh Basil (for seasoning)


  • Heat the olive oil in a large pan and add the onion and garlic, keep on a low heat, stirring, until the onion is soft. 
  • Add in the Orzo and halved tomatoes and stir until all the orzo is coated. 
  • Mix in the tinned tomatoes and the vegetable stock and rosemary and bring to the boil for a few minutes. 
  • Turn down to a simmer and cover, stirring occasionally so it does not stick to the bottom. Once all the liquid has been soaked up the mixture should have a creamy consistency. 
  • Tear the basil and throw in, stir and let simmer for a further 2 minutes. 
  • Serve straight in to warm waiting bowls with a generous twist of cracked black pepper.


If your a fan of things a little more spicy then add in a fresh chopped chilli along with the garlic and onion.

The Editor

Taste of the Wight is the Isle of Wight’s free local guide to food and drink. Now in its fifth year, it has cemented itself as the number one, independent companion for eating out on the Island.

More stories by The Editor