Lemon Shrimp Orzo

How to make Lemon Orzo Rice

To make Lemon Orzo Rice, simply cook orzo pasta according to package instructions. Once cooked, drain the orzo and toss it with lemon zest, chopped herbs, and a drizzle of olive oil. Serve warm and enjoy the fresh, zesty flavors of this dish.

Whether you're looking for a new side dish to add to your repertoire or simply want to try something different, Lemon Orzo Rice is a delicious and nutritious option to consider. Give it a try and experience the bright flavors of this unique dish!


3 Tbls Lemon Olive Oil

2 Tbls Lemon Balsamic

1 lb raw shrimp peeled

2 tsp dried oregano

1/2 yellow onion diced

1 minced garlic cloves

1 1/2 cups dried orzo

3 cups stock

1 cup cherry tomatoes

3/4 cup frozen peas fresh lemon and oregano

  • Quick saute of the shrimp in the Lemon Olive Oil. Season generously with salt and Pepper. Remove shrimp and set aside, add a little more olive oil if needed and saute onions and garlic in the same pan.
  • Now stir in the dried orzo and let it toast for one minute to infuse it with flavor.
  • Add broth, stir well and increase the heat until the liquid comes to a boil.
  • After you get rapid bubbles, reduce the heat back to medium and let it simmer gently for 10 minutes. Stir it occasionally to prevent sticking, and reduce further if needed.
  • It’s done when the orzo is tender and most of the liquid has been absorbed.
  • Now add the peas, tomatoes and shrimp. Be sure to taste at this point and season to taste. Spritz with lemon balsamic, fresh lemon and herbs.