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Shrimp Orzo in Creamy Wine Sauce

Amazingly delicious and easy dish to make!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 482kcal
Author Olya

Ingredients

  • 1 cup orzo
  • 1 lb. shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 2 teaspoon Italian seasoning (divided)
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoon butter divided
  • ½ onion chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • cup white wine
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ cup feta cheese crumbled
  • Parsley to garnish

Instructions

  • In a large bowl pat the shrimps dry with paper towel, and mix them with salt, 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning and crushed red pepper flakes.
  • Melt 1 tbsp. of butter in a large, non-stick skillet on medium heat. Add shrimp and fry for 1-2 minutes on each side, just until it cooks through.
  • Meanwhile bring a large pot of water to a boil and cook orzo pasta according to the package instructions. Drain, rinse with cold water and set aside. 
  • Remove the shrimps from the skillet and set aside. In the same skillet, add the remaining 1 tbsp. of butter and melt until it just starts to brown. Add onion and garlic and cook until translucent and fragrant.
  • Once the garlic is cooked, add wine and cook for a couple of minutes. Next add heavy cream and once the liquid is simmering, add cooked orzo, salt and 1 teaspoon of Italian seasoning.
  • Add crumbled feta cheese and mix with orzo. Now add shrimp back into the skillet and reheat. Serve with chopped parsley.

Nutrition

Calories: 482kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 358mg | Sodium: 1303mg | Potassium: 262mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 745IU | Vitamin C: 6.4mg | Calcium: 306mg | Iron: 3.4mg