Creamy Orzo With Spinach and Shrimp

Recipe by Cookin in NJ
READY IN: 35mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Melt butter in a large skillet.
  • Add garlic and sauté for 2 minutes.
  • Add orzo and sauté for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add chicken broth and water, bring to a boil.
  • Once at a boil reduce heat to a simmer uncovered.
  • Meanwhile core, seed and dice the tomatoes and thaw and strain the spinach.
  • Once the liquid in the orzo begins to absorb (about 5 minutes) add the tomatoes and stir.
  • Let this simmer for another 5 minutes then add the spinach and stir.
  • Cook until the liquid is fully absorbed (about another 15 minutes).
  • In a separate pan sauté the shrimp and sprinkle with creole seasoning (optional, you can use whatever spice you like) until cooked.
  • Add the cheeses and fresh basil, red pepper (optional) to the orzo and stir, then add in the shrimp and serve!
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