Bean and Sausage Orzo

Bean and Sausage Orzo - Zone Diet Recipes

Straight from the Zone kitchen, enjoy this cannellini bean and sausage orzo dish, flavored with tomatoes, onion, garlic and cilantro.

Visit our Zone Pasta section to order Zone PastaRx Orzo.

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Yield2 servings
Total Time (mins)
  • Ingredients
  • Nutrition
  • 1/2 cup Zone PastaRx Orzo
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can Tomatoes
  • 1/2 cups Water
  • Salt & Pepper (for flavor)
  • 2 tsp Olive oil
  • 1/2 Small Onion (chopped)
  • 1 link Chicken Sausage (al fresco® chipotle chorizo, sliced and quartered)
  • 1 clove Garlic (finely chopped)
  • 1/3 cup Cannellini beans (Bush’s brand, canned)
  • 2 Tbsp Cilantro (fresh, chopped)
Serving Size 2 servings
Calories 370
Total Fat 11g
Carbohydrates 39g
Fiber 7g
Protein 27g


  1. Prepare Zone PastaRx Orzo as directed on the package.
  2. Blend the tomatoes with water, salt and pepper. Set aside.
  3. Heat the olive oil in a 2-quart saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and sauté until slightly translucent.
  4. Add the sausage and sauté until golden. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds more.
  5. Pour the tomato/water sauce, beans and cooked orzo into the pan and cook for 5 minutes.
  6. Add beans and chicken sausage. Cook for 5 minutes more.