Shrimp Scampi With Green Onions and Orzo

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Manami

This dish is like risotto (only quicker and easier) and features cooked orzo topped with garlicky shrimp.Was featured in Bon Appetit Magazine, June 2009 edition. Recipe: Jill Silverman Hough - UPDATE:05/12/2010 Serve on a bed of fresh baby spinach.:) Courtesy CupCakeAngel, of one of my reviewers, thanks..

Top Review by sandrasothere

Very much enjoyed by the whole family! I also served this on a bed of spinach....yum. Thank you for posting.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Cook orzo in large saucepan of boiling salted water until tender but still firm to bite (al dente), stirring occasionally.
  2. Meanwhile, melt 2 tablespoons butter with oil in heavy large skillet over medium-high heat.
  3. Using garlic press, squeeze in garlic & crushed red pepper flakes; stir 10 seconds.
  4. Add shrimp and sauté 2 minutes.
  5. Add green onions and toss until shrimp are just opaque in center, about 1 minute longer.
  6. Add wine & hot sauce and toss until wine boils, about 1 minute.
  7. Mix in remaining 2 tablespoons butter and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  8. Drain pasta; transfer to large bowl.
  9. Top with shrimp and onion-garlic butter & sprinkle with some Parmesan cheese (optional).
  10. Enjoy!.

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