While you dig your fork into this fluffy bowl of spiralized carrot "rice" leek risotto with bacon, you won’t believe it’s not real rice.
Yield: 1 serving

Carrot Rice Leek Risotto with Bacon

Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 25 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
While you dig your fork into this fluffy bowl of spiralized carrot "rice" leek risotto with bacon, you won’t believe it’s not real rice. It's quick, gluten-free, paleo-friendly and dairy-free.

Ingredients

  • cooking spray
  • 2 slices of center cut bacon
  • 2 175g carrots, peeled, spiralized into noodles
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup of sliced leeks
  • 1/2 cup + 1 tbsp low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • pepper (to taste)
  • 1 tsp freshly chopped parsley (to garnish)

Instructions

  • Place a medium skillet over medium heat.
  • Coat the skillet with cooking spray and then add in the slices of bacon.
  • Cook the bacon for about 5 minutes or until almost crispy.
  • When done, remove the bacon with tongs or a slotted spatula and set aside on a paper-towel lined plate.
  • While the bacon is cooking, place your carrot noodles into a food processor.
  • Pulse for 5-10 seconds or until the noodles turn into rice-like bits. Set aside.
  • In the same skillet with the bacon grease, add in the garlic and leeks.
  • Stir to cook for 1 minute and then add in 1 tbsp of the vegetable broth.
  • Stir to combine and then add in the lemon juice and carrot "rice."
  • Stir to combine again and season with pepper.
  • Let cook for 1 minute and then add in the rest of the vegetable broth. Let reduce until the liquid is fully absorbed.
  • Taste the "rice." If the carrot is no longer crunchy, it's done. If not, cook covered for 3 more minutes.
  • While the rice is reducing, dice your slices of bacon. Set aside.
  • When the rice is done, fold in the diced bacon, stir to combine and then pour into a bowl.
  • Top with parsley.

Nutrition

Serving: 1bowl, Calories: 173kcal, Carbohydrates: 22g, Protein: 10g, Fat: 5g, Sodium: 726mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 9g
Freestyle Points: 2
Points +: 4