Photo: Victor Protasio; Styling: Paige Hicks
Total Time
20 Mins
Serves 4 (serving size: 1/2 cup)

The orzo and cauliflower act as a blank canvas perfect for the curry powder and mint to showcase their flavors. This pasta salad side dish pairs great with grilled protein and can stand alone for a hot or cold lunch. Using the recipe as a base, add any vegetables of your choosing such as zucchini, onions, eggplant and fresh herbs to brighten your pasta salad. Toasted nuts are also a great addition and add a new texture. Serve this side with our Lemon-Tarragon Grilled Pork Chops for a full meal. 

How to Make It

Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high. Add cauliflower florets to pan; cook 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove cauliflower from pan. Add orzo and curry powder; cook 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add chicken stock and salt; bring to a boil. Boil 10 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat. Stir in cauliflower and mint. Serve with lime wedges.

Ratings & Reviews


May 29, 2017
I didn't have Madras curry so just used regular curry with a sprinkle of "hot curry".  Very, very flavorful.  Hubby was skeptical but even he loved it.  Will definitely make again.