Shrimp Orzo with Feta Recipe

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Shrimp Orzo with Feta Recipe
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Shrimp Orzo with Feta Recipe

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4.5 15 20
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Tender, hearty and flavorful, this recipe is one of my favorites! Garlic and a splash of lemon add to the fresh taste and heart-healthy benefits of shrimp. —Sarah Hummel, Moon Township, Pennsylvania
MAKES:
4 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:
4 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

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.
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

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: 4 lean meat, 2 starch, 1 fat.

  • 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
  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

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Diane User ID: 9295531 274940
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2017

"I can't get the stars to work right, they seem to limit me to only 3 stars, but I thought that this recipe was better than that. I followed the recipe exactly and my son, who is 39, really liked it a lot."

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muffbear74 User ID: 209131 260685
Reviewed Feb. 2, 2017

"Didn't add the cikantro and liked it, but it seemed to need something. May try adding basil if I make it again."

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mcsbow User ID: 8923618 255558
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2016

"C"

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readerboehm User ID: 6544934 249837
Reviewed Jun. 27, 2016

"A little on the bland side...next time we will add a touch of old bay."

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veggiemama User ID: 4640590 247483
Reviewed Apr. 25, 2016

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

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cbybee User ID: 3897502 245081
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."

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misscoffeepot User ID: 7519492 240728
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"

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lorstout User ID: 2537668 239427
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2015 Edited Aug. 17, 2016

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

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redhen1970 User ID: 4031186 231192
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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Judy1544 User ID: 393516 230491
Reviewed Jul. 31, 2015

"A keeper. Hubby said we could serve this to company, even suggested doing it for a neighbor's birthday mid-August. East, very tasty!"

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