Orzo, a rice-shaped pasta, makes a delightful base for an authentically Greek combination of shrimp, tomatoes and feta. To serve as a side dish, omit the shrimp and drain the tomatoes before adding them.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, Fall 2004

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total:
50 mins
Servings:
4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Coat a 9-by-13-inch (or other 3-quart) baking dish with cooking spray. Put a large pot of lightly salted water on to boil.

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  • 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, 1 1/2 tablespoons 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.

  • Cook orzo in the boiling water until tender but still firm, 8 to 10 minutes. Drain and transfer to the prepared baking dish. Toss with the tomato-shrimp sauce. Sprinkle with feta and the remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons parsley.

  • Bake, uncovered, until the feta is bubbly, about 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

357 calories; protein 26g 52% DV; carbohydrates 43.6g 14% DV; exchange other carbs 3; dietary fiber 5g 20% DV; sugars 7.4g; fat 8.1g 12% DV; saturated fat 3.6g 18% DV; cholesterol 159.6mg 53% DV; vitamin a iu 1341.1IU 27% DV; vitamin c 31.1mg 52% DV; folate 52.8mcg 13% DV; calcium 250.6mg 25% DV; iron 3.4mg 19% DV; magnesium 79.1mg 28% DV; potassium 653.2mg 18% DV; sodium 1388.9mg 56% DV; thiamin 1.5mg 155% DV.

Reviews (14)

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14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
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Rating: 4 stars
01/03/2013
Tasty and easy! I used brown rice because store didn't have whole wheat orzo used italian seasoned tomatoes so I wouldn't have to buy the italian seasonings used extra feta and capers omitted crushed red pepper as I didn't have any. Turned out tasty and easy! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Made this last night for dinner and loved it. It is fairly simple and really hearty. The flavors are wonderful and the shrimp is just delicious. Definitely a one-dish meal so very healthy all around. I highly recommend it! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
01/23/2013
Delish! I used kalamata olives chopped up instead of capers (didn't have any on hand and too lazy to go to the store). I'm not sure how it was supposed to taste with the capers but the flavor with the olives was fantastic! Enjoy!! Pros: Super yummy and filling loved it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/19/2015
Quick and Tasty! I make this almost every other week for my husband and me for dinner. It's quick easy and cheap when you shop Buy 1 Get 1 Sales. Sometimes I buy the diced tomatoes with green chilies to add an extra kick. Pros: Quick Cheap and Tasty! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
Very good This recipe says it serves four but it could easily serve six. Delicious--even very picky boyfriend loved it. Simple flavors very good. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
This is great! My husband and I love it. I served it to about 10 people at my bookclub and they all loved it. I think that adding black olives might be a nice touch I think I'll try it next time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Delicious healthy meal. It is a very fresh dish. I love it. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/27/2012
YUM YUM!!!!!! Easy....Great flavor...will make again....my husband just LOVED it!!!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
excellent! great meal - I used diced tomatoes with green chilis to pack a bit more punch - will properly go without the capers next time - super yummy! Read More