Orzo with Shrimp and Chorizo

  • Preparation 20 MIN
    Cooking 10 MIN
  • Servings 6
This 30-minute shrimp recipe makes for a great weeknight meal idea!



  1. In a pot of salted boiling water, cook the orzo for 8 minutes. Add the rapini and cook 1 minute longer. Set aside ½ cup (125 ml) of the cooking water. Drain and lightly oil.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large non-stick skillet over high heat, soften the shallot in the butter. Add the shrimp and chorizo. Cook for 2 minutes or until golden. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Add the orzo and rapini to the skillet. Add the reserved pasta cooking water and bring to a boil. Remove from the heat. Add the lemon zest and juice. Adjust the seasoning.


By using small shrimp instead of large (16-20) shrimp, we were able to keep this recipe down to 3$ per portion.

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