Shrimp and Orzo Recipe

    4 Servings


  • 1 12 ounce box Orzo Pasta
  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 2 cloves Garlic, crushed
  • 1 can Artichoke Hearts, chopped
  • 1 can Diced Tomatoes with Basil and Garlic
  • 1 cup Chopped Frozen Spinach
  • 1/2 tablespoon Dried Basil
  • 1 pound Jumbo Raw Shrimp, cleaned and deveined
  • 4 ounces Feta Cheese, crumbled


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add orzo and cook for 6 minutes or until al a dente.  Drain pasta and keep warm. Reserve 1/2 cup of pasta water.
  2. While pasta is cooking, heat the oil on medium heat, in a large sauté pan. Add the garlic, artichokes, tomatoes and spinach. Cook for 10 minutes or until sauce is bubbling. Reduce heat to low and add basil and shrimp. Mix well. Cook for 2 more minutes or until shrimp start to turn pink.
  3. Mix in the warm orzo and ½ cup pasta water. Cook for a few minutes until everything is heated and sauce thickens.
  4. Place the orzo in a large bowl and mix in the feta cheese before serving.
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Author: Lisa Grant
Recipe Yields: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 122
Calories 651

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g
  Saturated Fat 5g
Sodium 1151mg
Total Carbohydrate 92g
  Dietary Fiber 7g
  Sugars 6g
Protein 36g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Lisa Grant

About Lisa

Like all moms, Lisa needs quick and easy dinners during the week for her busy family. As our Easy Dinners Fanatic, she creates meals that you can make between soccer and band practice that are full of flavor and good for you too. You can see more from Lisa on Jersey Girl Cooks.