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Skillet Shrimp and Orzo

Recipe photo courtesy of Hector Sanchez

This dish, inspired by paella, is simple enough for family night but makes a pretty presentation for company, too. Cooking the ingredients in one pan allows the orzo to absorb all the wonderful flavors.

Source: Everyday Food, May 2012
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Cook's Notes

Shopping Tip
Look for orzo near the other dried pastas. It's also great in brothy soups or tossed with herbs for an easy side.

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  • ajurgill3362458
    29 APR, 2018
    This was an quick, easy and delicious recipe.
  • Msdiatis
    11 DEC, 2013
    Great base recipe. I added yellow onion, red and green bell peppers, and many Italian spices. Delish!
  • jknoel
    18 JUN, 2013
    My family and I love this dish. I did add crushed red peppers; oregano and a squeeze of lemon. Great dish will be making it again.
  • kutest
    9 JUN, 2013
    This was good. I felt it needed a little more of something, it just didn't have a real deep flavor. Next time I might stir some Parmesan cheese into the orzo when it comes out of the oven or even put in a little red pepper flakes. It's a good base that you can add or own touch too.
  • JScots
    27 AUG, 2012
    My husband and I loved the recipe with one exception. The grape tomatoes fell apart and we were left with "skins" once the dish was finished. Next time, I will try this recipe using diced Roma tomatoes that hold together better. I also "tweaked" the recipe by adding some white wine to the broth (1/4 c.instead of broth) and dressed the dish with an additional sprinkling of Romano cheese and some toasted pine nuts. Together with the basil, these additions were wonderful. Great recipe!
  • newyork2e
    26 JUN, 2012
    Ditto! A great, simple, fast recipe. Perfect for weekday dinner. I like to also add peas to the orzo just before putting it in the oven.
  • eMerlin2
    10 JUN, 2012
    This is a fantastic recipe. It's simple and delicious. I use cooked shrimp and whole wheat orzo.

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