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. Source: EatingWell Magazine, Fall 2004

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Ingredients

Directions

  • 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; 8.1 g total fat; 3.6 g saturated fat; 160 mg cholesterol; 1389 mg sodium. 653 mg potassium; 43.6 g carbohydrates; 5 g fiber; 7 g sugar; 26 g protein; 1341 IU vitamin a iu; 31 mg vitamin c; 53 mcg folate; 251 mg calcium; 3 mg iron; 79 mg magnesium; 2 mg thiamin;

Reviews (14)

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14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
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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
10/24/2013
Absolutely delicious! I've made ths several times and I just love it- everyone that has tried it also loves it. I chop up some kalamata olives instead of using capers (just not a huge fan of capers). Highly recommend!! Pros: Fast and easy Cons: Some chopping Read More
Rating: 4 stars
05/16/2013
Easy fresh-tasting meal that makes great leftovers This just kept getting better each day even though the parsley got a bit wilted. Next time I might add a cup or two of fresh chopped kale or chard. I also didn't have capers so substituted black olives. Wish I'd added more -- as they're less salty than capers they didn't add the same kick. Still -- great dish and great leftovers. Pros: Tasty fresh but filling Read More
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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
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
04/27/2012
YUM YUM!!!!!! Easy....Great flavor...will make again....my husband just LOVED it!!!! 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
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: 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
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I made this for a coworker when she wasn't up to cooking for herself. Her and her family really enjoyed it. Now whenever we have a potluck at work I bring this in and see lots of smiles! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
I make this dish for all my special events. This is a wonderful dish and really wows your guests. Just don't over cook the shrimp. Cheryl Swor Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
Delicious! This was so easy to make and it was so very good! I had most of the ingredients on hand and only needed to buy the feta and that shrimp. The portions were huge. I made it with whole wheat orzo which gave the dish a nice nutty flavor. I barely cooked the shrimp on the stove and they were perfectly done when they came out of the oven. I have already passed this on to my dad and told him that he has to make it! 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
10/29/2011
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