This light and veggie-packed shrimp and pasta dish makes a special weeknight dinner.

Diabetic Living Magazine
Source: Diabetic Living Magazine


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  • Thaw shrimp, if frozen. Peel and devein shrimp, leaving tails intact if desired. Rinse shrimp; pat dry. Using a vegetable peeler, remove zest from one of the lemons and cut into thin slivers. Squeeze 1/4 cup juice from 1 1/2 lemons. Set the remaining lemon half aside.

  • Cook orzo according to package directions, omitting any salt and fat; drain.

  • In a 10-inch nonstick skillet heat 1 Tbsp. of the oil and the butter over medium-high. Add shrimp, 2 of the garlic cloves, 1/4 tsp. of the salt, and the crushed red pepper. Cook and stir 2 minutes or just until shrimp are opaque. Stir in 2 Tbsp. of the lemon juice. Remove mixture from skillet; cover to keep warm.

  • In skillet heat the remaining 1 Tbsp. oil over medium-high. Add zucchini, shallots, pepper, and the remaining garlic clove and 1/4 tsp. salt. Cook 3 to 4 minutes or until zucchini is light brown, stirring occasionally. Add the water, rosemary, and the remaining 2 Tbsp. lemon juice, stirring to scrape up crusty brown bits. Stir in cooked orzo; heat through.

  • Stir shrimp mixture into orzo mixture and sprinkle with dill and lemon slivers. Squeeze juice from the reserved lemon half over mixture.

Nutrition Facts

354.8 calories; protein 35.1g 70% DV; carbohydrates 29.7g 10% DV; exchange other carbs 2; dietary fiber 2.1g 8% DV; sugars 3.7g; fat 11.1g 17% DV; saturated fat 3g 15% DV; cholesterol 245.9mg 82% DV; vitamin a iu 243.6IU 5% DV; vitamin c 20.7mg 35% DV; folate 146.8mcg 37% DV; calcium 122.4mg 12% DV; iron 2.3mg 13% DV; magnesium 83.5mg 30% DV; potassium 681mg 19% DV; sodium 475.8mg 19% DV.

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Rating: 5 stars
We love to make this meal. It is usually made at least once a week. It does take awhile to cook but it is worth the wait. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This was delicious one of the best shrimp dishes I have made and it was not too difficult. I omitted the lemon zest and substituted fresh basil for the dill. I will definitely make this again but with a full cup of orzo to make it more filling. Read More
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Easy to make and very delicious. Highly recommend! Read More
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This was excellent. The dish came together very quickly. I didn't have orzo. I substituted brown rice. Rich flavor lots of lemon and garlic wonderful aroma. Husband loved it! Read More