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Shrimp Orzo with Feta Recipe
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Shrimp Orzo with Feta Recipe

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Moist, hearty and flavorful, this recipe is one of my favorites! Garlic and a splash of lemon add to the fresh taste and low-fat, low-cal cardiac benefits of shrimp. —Sarah Hummel, Moon Township, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/4 cups uncooked whole wheat orzo pasta
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1-1/4 pounds uncooked large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 406 calories, 12 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 180 mg cholesterol, 307 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrate, 9 g fiber, 33 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 2 starch, 1 fat.

Directions

  1. Cook orzo according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute garlic in oil for 1 minute. Add tomatoes and lemon juice. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; stir in shrimp. Simmer, uncovered, for 4-5 minutes or until shrimp turn pink.
  2. Drain orzo. Add the orzo, cilantro and pepper to shrimp mixture; heat through. Sprinkle with feta cheese. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Shrimp Orzo with Feta in Healthy Cooking December/January 2012, p93

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 406 calories, 12 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 180 mg cholesterol, 307 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrate, 9 g fiber, 33 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 2 starch, 1 fat.

Light-Bodied White Wine

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

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Reviewed Oct. 4, 2012

I used fat free feta that tastes great.

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Reviewed Dec. 12, 2011

Only gave 4 stars due to high fat content Iended up using 1/4 cup of feta and it was remarkable with that

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