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Orzo Shrimp Stew Recipe

Orzo Shrimp Stew Recipe

Since Lisa Stinger and her husband really enjoy seafood, she doesn't skimp on shrimp in this recipe! "This mildly seasoned stew has other satisfying ingredients, too, like broccoli, tomatoes and pasta," she writes from Hamilton, New Jersey.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 2-1/2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 5 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 cup uncooked orzo
  • 1 pound uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 2 tablespoons butter


  • 1. Bring broth to a boil in a Dutch oven. Add the broccoli, tomatoes and orzo. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • 2. Add the shrimp, salt and pepper. Cover and cook for 4-5 minutes or until shrimp turn pink and orzo is tender. Stir in basil and butter. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

One serving (1-3/4 cups) equals 401 calories, 10 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 190 mg cholesterol, 919 mg sodium, 45 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 35 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2-1/2 starch, 1 vegetable.

Reviews for Orzo Shrimp Stew

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Reviewed Jan. 19, 2012

"This was wonderful! I followed the recipe exactly, with one small exception - instead of using plain canned diced tomatoes, I used the canned diced tomatoes with basil, oregano and garlic. This was a big hit with the family. That being said, I would definitely double the recipe next time, because if you truly are serving four people, with decent size appetites, it may not be quite enough, and, I also like to have leftovers!"

Reviewed Jan. 18, 2012

"Excellent! The only small thing I did differently was, rather than using plain canned diced tomatoes, I used the basil, garlic & oregano canned, diced tomatoes. Other than that minor change in the type of canned tomatoes, I followed this exactly and would absolutely make again"

Reviewed Apr. 20, 2010

"Fast, easy and delicious!!!"

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Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.