shrimp and orzo italiano recipe

shrimp and orzo italiano

prep time: 15 minutes
cook time: 30 minutes
ready in: 45 minutes

makes: 4 servings, 6 oz. each


  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 3/4 cup chopped green onions, including tops, divided
  • 2 cups reduced-sodium chicken stock or broth
  • 1 cup multi-colored orzo pasta, plain can be substituted
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 ½ lb. raw shrimp, peeled

The nutritional content of recipes is calculated by a registered dietitian. Because ingredients and measurements may vary, the values we give are close approximations.


  1. Over medium-high heat, in a large nonstick skillet, heat 2 teaspoons oil. Add 2/3 cup onions and sauté until tender, about 1 minute. Add stock and heat to boiling.
  2. Add orzo, Italian seasoning and salt and pepper. Bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat to low and cook, uncovered, for 9–11 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until orzo is tender and liquid is absorbed.
  4. Add shrimp and cook 2–3 minutes or until shrimp is pink and cooked through. Garnish with remaining onions.
  5. Serve with a side of broccoli or green beans

Per Serving: 370 calories, 6g fat, 1g saturated fat, 260mg cholesterol, 630mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate, 2g fiber, 40g protein