Orzo with Shrimp and Chorizo
Orzo with Shrimp and Chorizo
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Orzo with Shrimp and Chorizo

20 MIN
10 MIN
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.


  1. It was okay but I don’t think I’d make it again unless I had all of the ingredients in my fridge.

  2. So simple and delicious!! And it's so easy to make. This was an instant classic pasta dish that will be easy to prepare any weeknight, but will want to make it on the weekends to share with friends and family.

  3. This is a lovely recipe. Super simple. The flavours go together so well - there is a lovely balance between the chorizo and the lemon. The texture of the orzo is soft, we used small shrimp - the texture blends well with the orzo, and the blending of the flavours matches the soft smoothness of the texture.

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