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One-Pot Shrimp and Pea Orzo

Servings: 6 servings
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 25 mins
This quick and easy one-pot shrimp and pea orzo is a great weeknight meal!
One-pot shrimp and pea orzo
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  • 2 cups uncooked orzo pasta (420 grams)
  • 1 1/4 cup vegetable broth or stock (300 ml)
  • 1/4 cup white wine (60 ml)
  • 2 teaspoons sweet paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves or 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves , minced
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 5 green onions , sliced
  • 12 ounces shrimp (340 grams)
  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • Parmesan cheese , for serving (optional)


  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add orzo pasta and cook into according to directions on the package, or until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  • Return the pot to the stove and add the vegetable stock and wine. Stir in the paprika, oregano, thyme, salt, pepper and garlic.
  • Bring mixture to a boil, then add peas and green onions.
  • Bring mixture to a boil again, then add shrimp. Cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring often, until shrimp cook all the way through and turn pink.
  • Return the orzo to the pan along with the lemon juice, lemon zest and butter. Cook for a few minutes until orzo soaks up the sauce.
  • Serve immediately with Parmesan cheese, if desired.
Recipe from The Simple Bites Kitchen by Aimee Wimbush-Bourque.


Calories: 315kcal, Carbohydrates: 44g, Protein: 20g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 153mg, Sodium: 1065mg, Potassium: 266mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 847IU, Vitamin C: 14mg, Calcium: 119mg, Iron: 3mg
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Author: Annalise

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