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Healthy Shrimp and Orzo Bowls

Shrimp and Orzo Bowls

Author: Heidi Boortz
Servings : 4

Ingredients

  • 1 lb shrimp thawed, if frozen, and deveined
  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 each onion diced
  • 1 Tbsp bottled minced garlic
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 cups 100% whole wheat orzo pasta
  • 2 1/2 cups Chicken broth no sugar listed in ingredients
  • 2 cups frozen green peas
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 each lemon for garnish, optional
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley chopped

Instructions

  • Add shrimp, lemon zest, and pepper to a bowl. Toss well to coat.

  • Heat oil in a medium skillet. Add shrimp. Cook, stirring frequently, about 5 minutes, or until shrimp are cooked through and opaque. Remove shrimp, set aside, and keep warm.
  • Add butter to skillet. Add onions, garlic, and salt. Stir well. Cook, stirring frequently, until onions are translucent, about 2 minutes. Stir in orzo and cook an additional 2-3 minutes, or until orzo is toasty, stirring frequently to prevent burning.
  • Add broth and peas and bring to a simmer. Simmer 7-8 minutes or until orzo is done and liquid is absorbed.
  • Add shrimp to skillet along with 1/4 cup cheese and lemon juice. Stir well.
  • Transfer to a serving bowl and top with remaining cheese and chopped parsley. Garnish with lemon, if desired.
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