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Lemon Orzo with Sautéed Shrimp

Healthy Fact of the Day

Orzo is a whole-grain pasta that provides fiber, protein, and essential vitamins and minerals. Combined with lean shrimp and bright lemon flavors, this dish offers a balanced and nutritious meal option.

Ingredients

 

  • 1 lb orzo pasta
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine (optional)
  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste

 

 

Instructions

 

  1. Cook the orzo according to package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.

  2. In a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium-high heat.

  3. Add the shrimp and garlic to the skillet and sauté for 2-3 minutes until the shrimp starts to turn pink.

  4. If using white wine, pour it into the skillet and let it simmer for 1-2 minutes, scraping any browned bits from the bottom of the pan.

  5. Remove the shrimp from the skillet and set aside.

  6. In the same skillet, add the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil and the cooked orzo.

  7. Add the lemon zest, lemon juice, and chopped parsley to the orzo. Toss to combine and cook for 1-2 minutes to warm through.

  8. Remove the orzo from heat and stir in the butter and Parmesan cheese until melted and creamy.

  9. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

  10. Return the sautéed shrimp to the skillet and gently toss everything together.

  11. Serve the lemon orzo with sautéed shrimp hot, garnished with extra parsley if desired.

Enjoy this light and refreshing lemon orzo with sautéed shrimp for a delicious and healthy lunch or dinner!

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