Creamy Greek Orzo with Shrimp

Creamy Greek Orzo with Shrimp

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This one pot dinner is pretty quick to make and so creamy and delicious! It is a spin off of my Lemon Parmesan Orzo, just has a bit of a different flavor combination! I love that it is all made in one pan. That keeps the dishes down, which is always a bonus. There is no draining of the orzo pasta. It cooks kind of like a risotto here, which makes it nice and creamy! Plus, the feta adds additional creaminess! It is delightful!

Here, I used the Red Argentine Shrimp from Trader Joe’s. I love that they have no preservatives and are wild caught. Plus, they are fairly affordable. I believe Costco might also carry this type of shrimp, but any kind will do here! If you aren’t a shrimp fan, you can totally use chicken, or salmon would also be wonderful.

If you want to keep this meal gluten free, you can use Banza Rice, which is really a chickpea orzo. I use it all the time. It also adds protein and fiber to this meal. It’s slightly lower in carbs too.

Here is what you will need:

  • Orzo
  • Shrimp
  • Red Onion
  • Green Bell Pepper
  • Feta
  • Tomatoes
  • Chicken Broth
  • Fresh Dill

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Creamy Greek Orzo with Shrimp

Course: DinnerCuisine: MediterraneanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

2

servings
Prep time

15

minutes
Cooking time

15

minutes
Calories

414

kcal
Protein

42.3

g
Fat

5.3

g
Carbohydrates

51.7

g

Ingredients

  • 1 lb shrimp (raw, tail removed and deveined)

  • 2/3 cup dry orzo

  • 1/4 cup diced red onion

  • 1/2 cup diced green pepper

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

  • 1/3 cup diced cherry tomatoes

  • 2.5 cups low sodium chicken broth

  • 1/2 cup reduced fat feta

  • Juice of 1/2 lemon

  • Fresh dill

  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  • Heat a pan over medium heat. Add shrimp. Season with salt and pepper. Once cooked through, move to a plate. Wipe skillet clean.
  • Spray pan with olive oil and add red onion and green pepper. Saute for 5 minutes or so until starting to soften.
  • Add dry orzo and garlic to pan, toast for 1 minute.
  • Pour in the chicken broth, Bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer. Stir occasionally until all liquid is absorbed and orzo is tender.
  • Stir in feta, lemon juice, tomatoes and cook for another minute until feta is melted and combined. Taste and season with salt and pepper if desired.
  • Divide on two plates and top with shrimp. Garnish with fresh dill.

Notes

  • MFP Entry: Sprinkles and the Smiths Creamy Greek Orzo with Shrimp
  • You can use Banza rice for a Gluten Free option.

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