This One-Pot Shrimp & Pea Orzo Is a Weeknight Wonder

This One-Pot Shrimp & Pea Orzo Is a Weeknight Wonder

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Lauren Kodiak
Apr 24, 2018
(Image credit: Completely Delicious)

Now that spring is finally here, we're setting our sights on lighter fare. But that doesn't mean we're saying goodbye to comforting pasta dishes! This orzo with shrimp and peas perfectly toes the line between winter and spring, and it cooks in one skillet in under 30 minutes. What's not to love?

A quick note: This isn't a one-pot meal where everything cooks together at the same time. But with only 10 minutes of prep and 15 minutes active cook time, this meal still comes together in a flash.

You start by cooking the orzo in a large pot. Once drained and set aside, you can use the same pot to create the sauce by bringing vegetable stock, white wine, paprika, oregano, thyme, and garlic to a boil. Then you drop in some frozen peas and sliced green onions, followed by the shrimp, and finally the orzo. Stir in some lemon juice and zest and serve with plenty of Parmesan cheese.

And just like that, you have a complete meal — starch, protein, and veggie — in one pan! Pour yourself a glass of that aforementioned white wine, head out on your back deck, and enjoy this fresh dinner all spring long.

Get the Recipe: One-Pot Shrimp & Pea Orzo from Completely Delicious

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