Orzo with goat's cheese & pea mint purée

Orzo with goat's cheese & pea mint purée

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.