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Shrimp Orzo with Feta

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
  • 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


  • 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, until shrimp turn pink, 4-5 minutes.
  • Drain orzo. Add orzo, cilantro and pepper to shrimp mixture; heat through. Sprinkle with feta cheese.
Nutrition 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.

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  • Sharyn
    Sep 17, 2020

    Been making this for many years. It comes from an old Ellie Krieger cookbook, only she uses dill instead of cilantro. I also use chicken - cook it first, then remove it. Simmer the vegetables, andd the chicken back in. Sprinkle with the feta, and bake it in the oven to get the feta nice and melty.

  • Leila
    Aug 17, 2020

    Super easy and yummy! I also added crushed red pepper and basil to the mix for extra flavor! My family loved it!

  • Lakeyshia
    Oct 9, 2018

    My three favorite thing,ORZO SHRIMP and FETA soo good!

  • Sue
    Jan 28, 2018

    No comment left

  • nimojagw
    Dec 25, 2017

    Delicious and easy to make

  • DuckyD
    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.

  • muffbear74
    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.

  • mcsbow
    Oct 17, 2016


  • readerboehm
    Jun 27, 2016

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

  • veggiemama
    Apr 25, 2016

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