Friday, May 7, 2010
Shrimp and Feta Orzo
If you don't know what orzo is, it's just a rice shaped pasta. This dish cooks up quickly. The sauces only takes minutes. Watch the shrimp so as not to over cook. Cook only until they become opaque.
1 1/2 c. (10 oz.) orzo
1 T. butter or margarine
1 1/4 lbs. medium shrimp, shelled and deveined, with tail part of shell left on ( if you like)
1/2 t. salt
1/8 t. coarsely ground black pepper
3 medium tomatoes, coarsely chopped
4 oz. garlic and herb- flavored feta cheese, crumbled, (1 cup)
1. In saucepan, cook orzo as directed on package
2. Meanwhile; in no stick 10- in skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add shrimp, salt, and pepper, and cook 3-5 minutes or until shrimp turns opaque throughout, stirring occasionally. Add tomatoes and cook 30 seconds, stirring. Remove skillet from heat.
3. Drain orzo; toss with shrimp mixture and feta cheese.
60 g carbohydrates
12 g total fat
5 g sat. fat
197 mg cholesterol
895 mg sodium