I have been trying to lose weight lately, but I don’t want to give up Carbohydrates such as Rice and Pasta. I am a big fan of ‘Spaghetti Aglio Olio e Peperoncino’ (Spaghetti Garlic Oil & Chilli), the famous Italian pasta dish. This is how I reduce carbs and calories without compromising the deliciousness of the dish. I replace a part of Spaghetti with Enoki Mushrooms.


1 Serving


1/2 serving Spaghetti
100g Enoki Mushrooms
*Note: Reduce Spaghetti even further and add more Enoki for lower carbs & calories
1 tablespoon Olive Oil
1 to 2 cloves Garlic *thinly sliced OR coarsely chopped
Chilli Flakes as required *I used s small Dried Chilli
Finely chopped Spring Onion
Soy Sauce *optional

  1. Cook Spaghetti in boiling salted water according to the instruction on the package.
  2. Cut off the bottom of Enoki, clean them, and tear into smaller clusters. Prepare Spring Onion, Garlic and Chilli.
  3. When Spaghetti is nearly cooked, heat Olive Oil and Garlic in a frying pan over medium heat. (*Do not add Garlic to hot Oil.) When Garlic started browning, add Chilli and Enoki, stir-fry until Enoki is slightly wilted, it won’t take long at all, and add 1 pinch Salt and stir.
  4. Add cooked Spaghetti with some water that has been cooking Spaghetti, and mix to combine. Place on a plate, sprinkle with some Spring Onion, drizzle a small amount Soy Sauce if you like it, and enjoy it.