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


  • 1-1/4 cups uncooked whole wheat orzo pasta
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1-1/4 pounds uncooked shrimp (26-30 per pound), peeled and deveined
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese

Nutritional Facts

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


  1. Cook orzo according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add garlic; cook and stir 1 minute. Add tomatoes and lemon juice. Bring to a boil. Stir in shrimp. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 4-5 minutes or until shrimp turn pink.
  2. Drain orzo. Add 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

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 Apr. 25, 2016

"I followed the recipe exactly but this was way too bland."

Reviewed Mar. 7, 2016

"Easy, quick, light meal. I liked the idea of adding spinach, will add a little more next time. I used shaved Parmesan and added a few spices."

Reviewed Dec. 31, 2015

"This is a quick and lovely meal. I kept it warm in a crockpot to serve at a buffet. You would easily impress company with this one. The flavors are light and refreshing, and could be easily tweaked to suit individual tastes"

Reviewed Dec. 14, 2015

"Love this fast meal! I substituted about a cup of spinach for the cilantro to make it a one pot meal."

Reviewed Aug. 14, 2015

"Love the light flavor and textures in this dish. Served it to company and caught one licking his bowl. Lol!"

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