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Creamy Lemon Orzo With Peas & Shrimp

"This is out of the December 2016 Cooking Light magazine...it says that they applied risotto cooking method instead of using rice for an easy, comforting main dish. I saves time...this is great served with a caramelized carrots..."

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Prep Time: 15m

Cook Time: 30m

   

Servings: 4  

 
 
  • 4.5000

This was one outstanding dish with lovely flavors. Only change I made was to use large shrimp instead of medium. Nice enough for company easy enough for a week night. Will definitely make again! Thanks for sharing..

  Ingredients
 
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  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh thyme, chopped
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 173 grams dry orzo pasta (dry, 1 cup)
  • 1/3 cup dry white wine
  • 3 1/2 cups sodium-free chicken stock (such as Swanson, divided)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup green peas (frozen)
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon rind
  • 1 pound shrimp (medium shrimp, peeled and deveined)
  • 2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 ounce cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
 

What You Will Need



No special items needed.
  How to Make
 
 

Step 1

Heat oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high. Add onion, thyme, and garlic; cook 5 minutes or until onion is tender and translucent, stirring frequently. Add orzo; cook 2 minutes or until lightly toasted, stirring to coat. Add wine; bring to a boil. Cook 2 minutes or until liquid almost evaporates.

Step 2

Add 2 cups stock and salt to pan; bring to a boil over high. Reduce heat and simmer 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, stir in remaining 1 1/1/2 cups stock peas, rind and shrimp cook 5 minutes or until shrimp are done. Remove pan from heat; stir in juice, pepper, and cream cheese. Divide shrimp mixture evenly among 4 shallow bowls; sprinkle with chives.

  Nutritional Facts
 
 
  • Serving Size: 1 (323.5 g)
  • Calories 380.8
  • Total Fat - 8.6 g
  • Saturated Fat - 2.3 g
  • Cholesterol - 210.1 mg
  • Sodium - 987.2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 49.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 8.1 g
  • Sugars - 5.1 g
  • Protein - 26.6 g
  • Calcium - 112.4 mg
  • Iron - 2.4 mg
  • Vitamin C - 27.2 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg
  Reviews
 
 
2 reviews

This was one outstanding dish with lovely flavors. Only change I made was to use large shrimp instead of medium. Nice enough for company easy enough for a week night. Will definitely make again! Thanks for sharing.

 

Review by GibbyLou

Very good shrimp/orzo dish which we enjoyed. Besides using lower fat cream cheese made as directed. Thanks for sharing!

 

Review by ellie