Just came back from Rome and went straight to the kitchen to cook some pasta haha The conclusion is – we definitely didn’t have enough pasta during our stay in Italy and I just had to do something about it!
I am sure you guys will LOVE this easy pasta recipe, done in 20min, perfect for quick and healthy lunch or dinner using gluten-free brown rice penne. Not that I’m avoiding gluten, but I just love trying out new products. This is a really great alternative to your regular pasta, the flavour is not too strong and I’m pretty sure my husband will not even notice the difference :) The secret is in this delicious spicy tomato sauce!!
Ingredients for 2 people
200g raw prawns
200g brown rice pasta
6-8 sun-dried tomatoes (chopped)
200g canned tomatoes
1/2 brown onion/shallot (chopped)
2 garlic cloves (chopped)
1tsp red wine vinegar
1 pinch sugar
1 pinch oregano
1. Heat 2 tbsp olive oil in a large frying pan, add the chopped onion and garlic, fry over medium heat for 2min before adding chopped sun-dried tomatoes, oregano and a pinch or two of chili flakes (depending on how spicy you like your sauce! ) Fry for another 2-3min.
2. Add the chopped tomatoes from the can, sugar and vinegar. Simmer over low heat for 15min.
3. In the meantime cook your pasta al dente following the package instructions, don’t forget to preserve a bit of that pasta water to loosen the tomato sauce in the end.
4. 2min before the sauce is done add prawns, a splash of pasta water and fresh basil, season well with salt and pepper and cook for 2-3min until the prawns are pink. Add cooked penne, toss and serve with more fresh basil and freshly grated parmesan! YUM :D