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Orzo carbonara


For the orzo carbonara

  • Place a pot over heat and let it get very hot.
  • Cut the bacon into cubes and add to the pot along with the olive oil. Sauté for a few minutes, until golden.
  • Add the mushrooms, thyme, salt, pepper and orzo. Sauté.
  • Lower heat and add the water and heavy cream. Simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and add the spinach and cream cheese. Mix.

For the gremolata

  • Mince the garlic and transfer to a blender.
  • Add the lemon zest, finely chopped hazelnuts, finely chopped basil and finely chopped mint.
  • Beat until you create a thick sauce.

To serve

  • Divide the orzo carbonara among 3 dishes.
  • Serve the first dish with freshly ground pepper, thyme and grated cheese.
  • To serve the second dish, add some grated cheese and cook under the broiler for 2 minutes.
  • Serve the third dish with the gremolata.  
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
27 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
52 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
80 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
13 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
4 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
39 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
11 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
25 %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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