Hot Honey Bacon and Tomato Orzo
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Hot Honey Bacon and Tomato Orzo

Hot Honey Bacon and Tomato Orzo

with Tenderstem® Broccoli and Cheese

This Hot Honey Bacon and Tomato Orzo is bursting full of flavours and makes the perfect dinner night option from HelloFresh. Cook up a fresh start!

Climate Conscious
Cereals containing gluten

Boxes and ingredients are packed in facilities that handles Peanut, Nuts, Sesame, Fish, Crustaceans, Milk, Egg, Mustard, Celery, Soya, Gluten and Sulphites. Due to the war in Ukraine, it has been necessary to substitute sunflower oil with rapeseed oil in some products without a label change. The FSA have advised that allergic reactions to rapeseed oil are rare.

Preparation Time30 minutes
Cooking time25 minutes


serving amount

60 grams

British Smoked Bacon Lardons

1 unit(s)


1 unit(s)

Garlic Clove

80 grams

Tenderstem Broccoli

15 grams


1 pinch

Chilli Flakes

180 grams


(Contains Cereals containing gluten)

1 carton(s)

Tomato Passata

28 grams

Red Wine Stock Paste

(Contains Sulphites)

40 grams

Grated Hard Italian Style Cheese

(Contains Milk, Egg)

Not included in your delivery

½ tsp

Sugar for the Sauce

75 milliliter(s)

Water for the Sauce

20 grams



Nutritional information

Energy (kJ)2843 kJ
Energy (kcal)680 kcal
Fat21.8 g
of which saturates11.2 g
Carbohydrate93.4 g
of which sugars23.9 g
Protein26.4 g
Salt3.75 g
Always refer to the product label for the most accurate ingredient and allergen information.


Large Saucepan
Large Frying Pan
Garlic Press


Fry the Bacon

Bring a large saucepan of water to the boil with 1/2 tsp salt for the orzo.

Meanwhile, heat a drizzle of oil in a large frying pan on medium-high heat.

Once hot, add the bacon lardons. Stir-fry until golden, 4-5 mins. IMPORTANT: Wash your hands and equipment after handling raw meat. Cook bacon thoroughly.

Prep Time

While the bacon is frying, halve, peel and chop the onion into small pieces.

Peel and grate the garlic (or use a garlic press). Cut the Tenderstem® broccoli into thirds.

When the bacon is cooked, drain and discard any excess fat. Remove the pan from the heat, then stir in the honey and chilli flakes. TIP: If your honey has hardened, put the sachet in a bowl of hot water for 1 min to loosen.

Transfer to a small bowl and cover to keep warm. Wipe the pan clean.

Cook your Orzo

When boiling, add the orzo to the water and bring back to the boil. Cook for 7 mins.

After 7 mins, then add the broccoli and cook for a further 3-4 mins until everything's tender. 

Once cooked, drain in a sieve and pop back in the pan. Drizzle with oil and stir through to stop it sticking together.

Make the Sauce

Meanwhile, return the (now empty) frying pan to medium-high heat with a drizzle of oil.

Once hot, add the onion to the pan and stir-fry until softened, 4-5 mins. 

Add the garlic and fry for 1 min more.

Stir the passata, red wine stock paste, sugar and water for the sauce (see pantry for both) into the pan. Simmer the sauce until thickened slightly, 2-3 mins.

All Together Now

Stir in the orzo, broccoli, hard Italian style cheese and butter (see pantry for amount) into the sauce until melted.

Taste and season with salt and pepper if needed. Add a splash of water if it's a little too thick.

Serve Up

Share your orzo between serving bowls.

Spoon over the hot honey bacon to finish.