Orzo is a carb that packs a protein punch. Try this with goats cheese, pea mint purée & sunflower seeds for a guilt-free carb feast. Inspired by Aldo Zilli. Orzo contains 25% more blood glucose-stabilising protein than brown rice.
Red onion 1, chopped
Garlic 2 cloves
Coconut oil 2tbsp
Orzo 100g per person
Vegetable stock 1L (for 300g of orzo)
Broad beans 100g
Frozen peas 200g
Mint leaves 2 sprigs
Sunflower seeds 50g
Goat's cheese 50g
How to cook
Sauté garlic and onion in coconut oil. Toss in the orzo, and gradually stir in the stock.
After 10mins add your broad beans, and keep stirring for a risotto-like consistency.
While that's bubbling, blanch the peas in boiling water for a couple of minutes, then drain and blend in the mint. Stir this puree into the dish. Serve and throw the seeds and goat's cheese atop for a double protein hit to top off your skinny Italian dinner.