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Garlic Orzo Tuscan Shrimp Recipe for Two

Garlic Orzo Tuscan Shrimp in a bowl

Garlic Orzo Tuscan Shrimp is coated in a light and creamy Parmesan cheese sauce filled with garlic, sun dried tomatoes, Baby Bella mushrooms, onion and spinach.

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This has really great flavor and the majority of it (other than cooking the orzo) is done in one pan. It is easy and quick, ready in just 20 minutes yet it’s beautiful enough impress a discerning eye.

 

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Orzo is a form of short-cut pasta, shaped like a large grain of rice. Orzo can be served alone, as a soup accompaniment, as part of a salad, pilaf, or baked in a casserole.

 

How to make Garlic Orzo Tuscan Shrimp:

Start by bringing a medium pot of water to a boil and cook the orzo according to the package instructions, about 8 or 9 minutes. Drain the orzo and set aside.

 

While the orzo is cooking, heat a large skillet over medium heat. Melt the butter and add in the garlic and shrimp and fry two minutes on each side, until cooked through and pink. Transfer the shrimp to a bowl and set aside.
shrimp and garlic frying in a pan

 

Add the onion and mushrooms to the butter remaining in the skillet. Allow them to cook for a couple of minutes.

onions and mushrooms frying in a pan

 

Next add in the sun dried tomatoes and fry for another 1-2 minutes.

adding the tomatoes to the onions and mushrooms

 

Reduce the heat to medium low and add the milk bringing it to a gentle simmer, stirring occasionally. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to your taste.

adding milk to the frying pan

 

Stir in the spinach leaves and the Parmesan cheese. Allow the sauce to simmer for about a minute until cheese melts.

adding spinach and parmesan cheese to the pan

 

Sprinkle the herbs and parsley over the mix and stir through until combined.

adding herbs to the pan

 

Return the shrimp to the pan and add the cooked orzo into the mixture. Cook for a couple of minutes to heat through. Serve and enjoy!

 

 

Garlic Orzo Tuscan Shrimp for Two

 

 

 

Yield: 2 servings

Garlic Orzo Tuscan Shrimp

Garlic Orzo Tuscan Shrimp is coated in a light and creamy Parmesan cheese sauce filled with garlic, sun dried tomatoes, baby bella mushrooms, onion and spinach! This has really great flavor and the majority of it (other than cooking the orzo) is done in one pan.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup orzo pasta (uncooked)
  • 1 tablespoon butter or margarine
  • 3 teaspoons jarred minced garlic
  • 1/2 pound shrimp (peeled, deveined, tails removed)
  • 1/2 small yellow onion (diced)
  • 3 baby bella mushrooms (sliced)
  • 2 1/2 ounce jarred sun dried tomato strips in oil (drained)
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 1/2 cups baby spinach leaves
  • 1/3 cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian herbs
  • 1/2 tablespoon dried parsley

Instructions

  1. Bring a pot of water to a boil and cook the orzo per package instructions, about 8 or 9 minutes. Drain the orzo and set aside.
  2. While the orzo is cooking, heat a large skillet over medium heat. Melt the butter and add in the garlic and shrimp and fry two minutes on each side, until cooked through and pink. Transfer the shrimp to a bowl and set aside.
  3. Add the onion and mushrooms to the butter remaining in the skillet. Allow them to cook for a couple of minutes.
  4. Add the sun dried tomatoes and fry for 1-2 minutes.
  5. Reduce heat to medium low heat and add the milk bringing it to a gentle simmer, stirring occasionally. Add salt and pepper to your taste.
  6. Add in the spinach leaves and the Parmesan cheese. Allow the sauce to simmer for about a minute until cheese melts.
  7. Sprinkle the herbs and parsley over the mix and stir through.
  8. Add the shrimp and cooked orzo into the pan. Serve and Enjoy.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Amount Per Serving:Calories: 573 Saturated Fat: 9g Cholesterol: 327mg Sodium: 1352mg Carbohydrates: 61g Fiber: 7g Sugar: 22g Protein: 45g

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12 Comments

  • Reply
    Julie
    December 3, 2017 at 7:28 pm

    This is a delicious recipe!! and super-easy, and you probably already have everything you need to make it.

    • Reply
      Zona
      December 4, 2017 at 7:03 am

      Hi Julie, I’m so happy you enjoy this recipe! Thank you so much for the lovely comment 🙂

  • Reply
    lisa
    December 11, 2017 at 7:19 pm

    I made this tonite and it was FANTASTIC! Highly recommend.

    • Reply
      Zona
      December 11, 2017 at 7:37 pm

      Hi Lisa, I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Thank you for the nice comment 🙂

  • Reply
    Valerie Vincent
    February 22, 2018 at 6:08 pm

    This is so yummy!!! I will be making this very often, thank you for such a great dish!!

    • Reply
      Zona
      February 22, 2018 at 6:47 pm

      Hi Valerie, I’m so glad you enjoyed it. I love it too 🙂 Thanks!

  • Reply
    Jaime
    September 26, 2018 at 4:40 pm

    Just curious on the nutritional value why the cholesterol is so high…??? It looks amazing and I was planning to cook it tonight for supper.

    • Reply
      Zona
      September 27, 2018 at 9:31 am

      Hi Jaime. Shrimp is actually high in cholesterol and that is reason in this recipe. Thanks for your question 🙂

  • Reply
    Baby Lange
    December 17, 2018 at 11:21 am

    Made this for a family of 5.. with three being children under the age of 10. Everyone LOVED IT!! Where we live (Missouri) I went to two food places and couldn’t find orzo pasta so we a mini pasta type and was still fabulous! Family wants this on the menu every week! Will make it again and very flavorful! Thank you!!!

    • Reply
      Zona
      December 17, 2018 at 3:16 pm

      Hi Baby, I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Any small pasta should work great, I’m happy it worked out for you.

  • Reply
    Kristie
    December 20, 2018 at 9:59 am

    Could I make this in the crockpot and how??

    • Reply
      Zona
      December 21, 2018 at 8:51 am

      Hi Kristie, I don’t think there would be a way to make this in the crockpot. It only takes 20 minutes to make on the stove top though so it’s super quick to make even on busy days. Thanks for your question.

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