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Orzo Shrimp Stew


  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

1-3/4 cups: 401 calories, 10g fat (5g saturated fat), 190mg cholesterol, 919mg sodium, 45g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 4g fiber), 35g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2-1/2 starch, 1 vegetable.


Average Rating:
  • debstamp
    Jan 21, 2019
    This was so good, fast and easy to make. I made this exactly as written, except for using the basil, oregano
  • Jan
    Dec 24, 2018
    5-stars because there isn't a sixth!! This recipe is so simple, but the end result is amazing! Don't pass on this one! My husband words - "This is a keeper!" I used canned diced stewed tomatoes because that's what I had. We like a little heat, so I added a little cayanne pepper - wasn't necessary, just a preferance for heat. Oh, and you're probably gonna want to double the recipe! So good!!
  • bobjackson31759
    Dec 23, 2018
    I haven’t made this yet but it looks super delicious. I do have a question though. I have seen this a lot when making a seafood dish people use chicken stock instead of using seafood stock which is available. Is there a particular reason for it. I myself would rather use seafood stock so just asking
  • cdnvr
    Jan 18, 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!

  • cdnvr
    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

  • cookinginMI
    Apr 20, 2010

    Fast, easy and delicious!!!

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