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Cookin' in NJ's Note:
A nice alternative to the traditional risotto, and much easier too! It was so easy to make with any add-in's you have on hand.
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- 1 cup orzo pasta
- 1 1/4 cups low sodium chicken broth
- 1 1/4 cups water
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 3 garlic cloves, minced (or to your liking)
- 1 cup frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
- 1 tomato, cored and seeded
- 2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped
- 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
- 1 ounce fresh parmesan cheese, grated
- 12 large shrimp
- 1/2 tablespoon creole seasoning (optional)
- salt and pepper
- 1 dash red pepper (optional)
- 1Melt butter in a large skillet.
- 2Add garlic and sauté for 2 minutes.
- 3Add orzo and sauté for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- 4Add chicken broth and water, bring to a boil.
- 5Once at a boil reduce heat to a simmer uncovered.
- 6Meanwhile core, seed and dice the tomatoes and thaw and strain the spinach.
- 7Once the liquid in the orzo begins to absorb (about 5 minutes) add the tomatoes and stir.
- 8Let this simmer for another 5 minutes then add the spinach and stir.
- 9Cook until the liquid is fully absorbed (about another 15 minutes).
- 10In a separate pan sauté the shrimp and sprinkle with creole seasoning (optional, you can use whatever spice you like) until cooked.
- 11Add the cheeses and fresh basil, red pepper (optional) to the orzo and stir, then add in the shrimp and serve!
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Nutritional Facts for Creamy Orzo With Spinach and Shrimp
Serving Size: 1 (345 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 303.7
- Calories from Fat 87
- Total Fat 9.6 g
- Saturated Fat 5.3 g
- Cholesterol 57.1 mg
- Sodium 311.3 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 36.5 g
- Dietary Fiber 3.0 g
- Sugars 2.2 g
- Protein 18.2 g