Orzo & Shrimp Risotto

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by Manami

Found this on foodnetwork.com and it is courtesy of Michele Urvater. We make rice and shrimp every few weeks, so I decided that perhaps we should use orzo and voila! ;)

Top Review by Karenlyn2

This is nice! It reminds me strongly of a Catalan (spain) dish called Fideua. I added lemon and parmesan at the end, and it really needed the lemon. A nice dish! Will make again. However, as a main dish it doesn't serve 4. We were two and it wast perfect. Unless I'm a HUGE pig? THen again, maybe I am!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Saute the shallots in butter for 5 minutes or until tender.
  2. Saute garlic & red pepper flakes an additional 30 seconds to a minute. (Be careful not to burn).
  3. Add the steeped saffron in white wine and evaporate.
  4. Add the orzo and saute just enough to coat the pasta kernels.
  5. Add the chicken broth and bring to a boil and cook until the pasta has absorbed the broth, and is tender, about 10 minutes.
  6. Stir in the shrimp, cover and steep just long enough for the shrimp to gently warm through.
  7. Season to taste with salt and crushed red pepper; garnish with parsley and scallions.

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