Athenian Orzo
Recipe from EatingWell

Orzo, a rice-shaped pasta, makes a delightful base for an authentically Greek combination of shrimp, tomatoes and feta. To serve as a side dish, omit the shrimp and drain the tomatoes before adding them.

Athenian Orzo

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Servings: 4
Prep Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 50 mins
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  • 1 1/2  teaspoons 
    extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1   
    small onion, chopped
  • 4   
    cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4  cup 
    dry white wine
  • 1  28  ounce can 
    diced tomatoes
  • 3   tablespoons 
    chopped fresh parsley, divided
  • 1   tablespoon 
    drained capers
  • 1/2  teaspoon 
    dried oregano
  • 1/2  teaspoon 
    dried basil
  • 1/2  teaspoon 
    salt, or to taste
    Freshly ground pepper, to taste
    crushed red pepper
  • 1   pound 
    medium shrimp, (30-40 per pound), peeled and deveined
  • 1   cup 
  • 1/2  cup 
    crumbled feta cheese
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Coat a 9-by-13-inch (or other 3-quart) baking dish with cooking spray. Put a large pot of lightly salted water on to boil.
Heat oil in a 2-quart saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and cook, stirring, until softened, 3 to 4 minutes. Add wine and cook for about 1 minute. Stir in tomatoes, 1-1/2 tablespoons parsley, capers, oregano, basil, salt, pepper and crushed red pepper; cook for 5 minutes. Drop in shrimp and cook, stirring, until barely pink, about 2-1/2 minutes.
Cook orzo in the boiling water until tender but still firm, 8 to 10 minutes. Drain and transfer to the prepared baking dish. Toss with the tomato-shrimp sauce. Sprinkle with feta and the remaining 1-1/2 tablespoons parsley.
Bake, uncovered, until the feta is bubbly, about 10 minutes.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 397, Fat, total (g) 9, chol. (mg) 189, sat. fat (g) 4, carb. (g) 44, Monosaturated fat (g) 3, fiber (g) 4, pro. (g) 34, vit. A (IU) 728.85, vit. C (mg) 26.57, sodium (mg) 991, Potassium (mg) 730, calcium (mg) 252.42, iron (mg) 6.3, Vegetables () 2, Starch () 2, Lean Meat () 3, Fat () 1, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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