- Bring a large pot of water to a boil for the orzo. While the water is heating, if using fresh peas, steam or boil them for 2 minutes until crisp-tender, or thaw frozen peas. Rinse the shrimp and pat dry, zest and juice the lemon, and coarsely chop the basil and mint.
- Add the orzo to the boiling water and cook for 2 minutes less than the time indicated on the package. Right after you add the orzo to the water, heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Dice the onion and cook until softened, 3 minutes. Mince the garlic, add to the skillet, and cook for 30 seconds more. Add the shrimp and cook, stirring occasionally, until they are pink and nearly cooked through, about 3 minutes.
- Drain the orzo, reserving ¼ cup of the cooking water, and return it to the pot over medium heat. Add the shrimp mixture, peas, lemon zest and juice, salt and pepper to the pot and cook, stirring until combined and the shrimp is cooked through, about 2 minutes. Add the pasta water a tablespoon at a time if necessary to loosen the mixture. Remove from the heat and stir in the basil and mint.
- Crumble and stir in the feta cheese.
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More From Kitchen Daily:
Provided by: Weeknight Wonders
Per Single Serving / Serves 4 Total
- Calories 600
- Total Fat 17g
- Saturated Fat 4g
- Monounsaturated Fat 8.4g
- Sodium 670mg
- Total Carbohydrates 72g
- Fiber 17g
- Protein 39g
- Cholesterol 185mg
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.