Shrimp and Orzo


  • 1 1/2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 1 28-ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley, divided
  • 1 tablespoon drained capers
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste
  • Pinch of crushed red pepper
  • 1 pound medium shrimp (30-40 per pound), peeled and deveined
  • 1 cup orzo
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  1. Put a large pot of lightly salted water bring water to a boil and cook Orzo according to package. Drain and hold onto until ready to be added into recipe.
  2. Heat oil in a 2-quart saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and cook, stirring, until softened, 3 to 4 minutes. Add wine and cook for about 1 minute. Stir in tomatoes, parsley, capers, oregano, basil, salt, pepper and crushed red pepper; cook for 5 minutes. Drop in shrimp and cook, stirring, until barely pink, about 2 1/2 minutes.
  3.  Add cooked orzo in to a bowl, large enough for all ingredients. Add in Shrimp mix from pan and stir well until all ingredients are mixed. Sprinkle Feta cheese on top.
  4. Serve and Enjoy
**If you would like Feta to be slightly melted, instead of using a bowl use a baking dish (broiler safe). Mix everything and place in baking dish, top with Feta and broil for 5 minutes or so. 

Serves: 4

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