Maggoty dustbin pasta


  • 400g orzo pasta
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 red peppers, chopped
  • 326g can sweetcorn, drained
  • 175g frozen pea
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 tsp five-spice
  • 280g shredded ham
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 220g jar black bean sauce
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil


  • STEP 1

    Cook the pasta using pack instructions. Drain, run under cold water, and drain again.

  • STEP 2

    Meanwhile, heat the veg oil in a large pan or wok, add the peppers, sweetcorn, peas, garlic and five-spice and stir-fry for a few mins. Add the ham, soy sauce, ¾ of the black bean sauce and the orzo, stir well and cook for 1-2 mins. Stir in the sesame oil and check seasoning.

  • STEP 3

    Heat the remaining black bean sauce in microwave. Tip pasta into a large bowl or a small, clean dustbin or cauldron. Drizzle over remaining sauce and let everyone dig in.

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