One Pan Shrimp and Orzo Dinner

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Looking for a quick dinner recipe that is both delicious and healthy? Look no further than One Pan Shrimp and Orzo Dinner. This recipe is not only incredibly flavorful but also comes together in less than 20 minutes, making it perfect for those busy weeknights. With a perfect balance of shrimp, orzo, cherry tomatoes, and feta cheese, each bite of this dish is a burst of seaside-inspired flavors. Prepare to be transported to a beachside bistro with this easy and satisfying one-pan meal.

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ONE PAN SHRIMP AND ORZO DINNER

This dish features a delightful combination of shrimp, orzo, cherry tomatoes, and feta cheese for a burst of seaside-inspired flavors.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • – 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • – 1 red onion chopped
  • – 3 garlic cloves minced
  • – 200 grams uncooked orzo
  • – 250 grams cherry tomatoes
  • – 600 ml vegetable broth
  • – 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • – Zest of 1 lemon
  • – Salt to taste
  • – Chopped fresh basil
  • – 300 grams shrimp
  • – 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • – 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • – 150 grams feta cheese

Instructions
 

  • In a large, deep skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add chopped red onion and minced garlic cloves, and saut√© until the onions are soft and glassy.
  • Add cherry tomatoes and chopped basil to the skillet and cook for a few minutes until the tomatoes start to burst and release their sweet juices.
  • Stir in the uncooked orzo, allowing it to toast lightly. Pour in the vegetable broth, ensuring the orzo is fully submerged. Bring the mixture to a gentle simmer, then reduce the heat and let it cook for about 10-15 minutes until the orzo is tender.
  • Sprinkle over ground black pepper, salt to taste, and lemon zest. Add the cooked shrimp to the skillet, crumble feta over the dish. Stir to allow the cheese soften and melt slightly into orzo.
  • Serve the One Pan Sh and Orzo Dinner garn with chopped fresh basil Enjoy!

Notes

– Cook shrimp just until it turns to prevent it from becomingy.
– If’re not a fan of or have allergies, can substitute chicken breast, into bite-sized pieces.
– If you can orzo, alternative like quinoa or rice can be used. Adjust the cooking time accordingly.
– For a different cheese flavor, you can use Parmesan or mozzarella based on your preference.
– Leftovers can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
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