Shrimp with Orzo and Peas

Shrimp with Orzo and Peas

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Servings: 2
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  • 1/2 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/8 tsp sugar
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup white wine (the original recipe called for clam juice)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 8 oz orzo
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 1 Tbsp lemon zest, grated
  • 1 Tbsp parsley, finely chopped (the original recipe called for mint)


In a large bowl, toss shrimp with salt, pepper and sugar. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook shrimp for 3 minutes. Turn shrimp and remove from heat. Let stand for another 1 minute, or until shrimp turn pink and are opaque. Remove shrimp from skillet.

Add broth, wine, orzo and garlic to skillet. Bring to a boil. Cover and cook on medium-low for 10-12 minutes, or until orzo is cooked. Return shrimp to skillet, add peas, butter and lemon juice. Cover and let stand for 3-5 minutes or until heated through. Remove from heat and top with grated lemon zest and parsley.