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Greek Shrimp Orzo

 Greek Shrimp Orzo
One of our favorite dishes, Greek Shrimp Orzo is delicious, satisfying and reheats well. My husband would rather have “the orzo dish” than go out to eat. Serve it with crusty bread and salad.
6 ServingsPrep: 45 min. Cook: 2 hours

Ingredients

  • 2 cups uncooked orzo pasta
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil or 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons chopped shallot
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, drained
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh oregano or 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 pound uncooked large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 cup oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
  • 2-1/2 cups (10 ounces) crumbled feta cheese
  • 1-1/2 cups pitted Greek olives

Directions

  • Cook orzo according to package directions; rinse in cold water and
  • drain. Transfer to a large bowl. Add basil and 1 tablespoon oil;
  • toss to coat and set aside.
  • In a large skillet, saute shallot in butter and remaining oil until
  • tender. Add the diced tomatoes, oregano and garlic; cook and stir
  • for 1-2 minutes. Add shrimp and sun-dried tomatoes; cook and stir
  • for 2-3 minutes or until shrimp turn pink.
  • Transfer to a greased 5-qt. slow cooker. Stir in the orzo mixture,

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Greek Shrimp Orzo (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • cheese and olives. Cover and cook on low for 2-3 hours or until
  • heated through. Yield: 6 servings.
Wine: Light-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.