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Butter Shrimp Orzo Risotto Recipe

Looking for an easy Butter Shrimp Orzo risotto recipe? Learn how to make Butter Shrimp Orzo risotto using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by cecrosbyjr

Makes 4 servings



Original recipe from food and wine- march 2006 with some moderations to it

Recipe Ingredients for Butter Shrimp Orzo risotto

1 green beans (6 to 8 ounces)
1 3/4 cup orzo (12 ounces)
6 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 pound shrimp
1 cup low-sodium Chicken broth
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese

Recipe Directions for Butter Shrimp Orzo risotto

  1. Bring a large saucepan of salted water to a boil. Add the green beans or asparagus: cook over high heat until tender. With slotted spoon, transfer the asparagus to a plate. Add the orzo to the boiling water: cook, stirring occasionally. until al dente, 10 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile cut the asparagus into bit size pieces. In a skillet melt the better over moderately high heat. Reduce the heat to medium and cook until the butter begins to brown. Do not burn it. Add the shrimp, season with salt and pepper and cook over medium heat until shrimp is pink and curled About 2 minutes. With slotted spoon add the shrimp to asparagus. Reserve the skillet.

  3. Drain the Orzo, reserving 1/4 cup of the cooking water. then return to the saucepan and stir in the brown butter. Set the skillet over high heat and add the stock. scraping up any browned bits stuck to the bottom of the pan. This is where the most flavor is. Pour the stock and the reserved cooking water into the orzo: cook over moderate heat, stirring, until creamy, 2 minutes. Sitr in the green beans or asparagus and shrimp and cook until heated through. Rome from the heat. Stir in the parsley and the 1/2 cup of cheese. Season with salt and pepper. Serve with more cheese.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 296.3g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
603
Calories from Fat
211
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
23.4g
36%
Saturated Fat
13.4g
67%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
278mg
93%
Sodium
587mg
24%
Potassium
266mg
8%
Total Carbohydrates
57.0g
19%
Dietary Fiber
0.5g
2%
Sugars
0.3g
Protein
38.7g
Vitamin A 22% Vitamin C 12%
Calcium 20% Iron 22%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
C+
  Good points
  • Very low in sugar
  • High in selenium
  •   Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
  • High in cholesterol
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