Orzo With Peas & Shrimp

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"We really enjoyed this easy recipe. Recipe source: Cooking Light (December 2016)"

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (456.2 g)
  • Calories 295.1
  • Total Fat - 9.3 g
  • Saturated Fat - 2.3 g
  • Cholesterol - 153.4 mg
  • Sodium - 1812.1 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 31.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 5.7 g
  • Sugars - 5.1 g
  • Protein - 21.4 g
  • Calcium - 133.1 mg
  • Iron - 3.3 mg
  • Vitamin C - 22.4 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step 1

In a large skillet or pot over medium high heat heat the oil and then add the onion, thyme, and garlic - cook for 5 minutes or until onion is tender, stirring frequently. Add orzo and cook for another 2 minutes or until toasted, stirring to coat. Stir in wine and bring to a boil. Cook for 2 minutes or until liquid almost evaporates.

Step 2

Stir in 2 cups broth and salt and bring to a boil on high heat; reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in remaining broth (1 1/2 cups), peas, rind and shrimp and cook for another 5 minutes or until shrimp is done. Remove pan from heat and stir in juice, pepper and cream cheese.

Step 3

Divide mixture among 4 plates or bowls and sprinkle with chives.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



I made with some minor changes in for dietary reasons I subbed spring onion for yellow onion and as I only had frozen peas and corn I used that otherwise made as per recipe, I was worried about the cooking time as my packet said it only required 8 minutes and as per recipe called for more than twice that but I think roasting it changes it and yes the timing was perfect and the orzo was not mushy as I thought it might be. The DH and were not big fans of the dish though as we felt it was on the bland side. Thank you ellie made for Billboard Tag Game.

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(14 Jul 2019)