Thursday, May 19, 2016

RECIPE: Shrimp Orzo

Orzo, a rice-shaped pasta, is versatile and easy to prepare. Here's a delicious spring recipe.

Makes 4 servings
324 calories per serving

  • 1 cup uncooked orzo (rice-shaped pasta)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, divided
  • 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 cup tomatoes, diced
  • ½ cup green peas
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1/8 cup grated fresh pecorino Romano cheese (optional)
  • Cook the pasta according to package directions.
  • While pasta cooks, heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. 
  • Sprinkle 1/4 teaspoon of salt and 1/8 teaspoon of black pepper evenly over shrimp. 
  • Add shrimp to pan; cook 1 1/2 minutes on each side or until done. Remove from pan.
  • Add remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil to pan. Add onion and garlic; cook 2 minutes, stirring frequently. 
  • Add tomatoes, and cook 3 minutes or until tomatoes begin to soften, stirring occasionally.
  • Stir in pasta and shrimp; cook 1 minute or until thoroughly heated. 
  • Remove from heat, and stir in 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/8 teaspoon black pepper, basil, and cheese (optional).
Recipe & photo submitted by
AAY! member Alisa H.

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