Orzo "Paella"

Per Serving: 408 calories, 27g protein, 57g carbohydrates, 7g fat (0.9 saturated fat), 14g fiber

Orzo "Paella"
Orzo "Paella"

PREP TIME

10

minutes

TOTAL TIME

32

minutes

SERVINGS

4

servings

PREP TIME

10

minutes

TOTAL TIME

32

minutes

SERVINGS

4

servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4

    pound large frozen shrimp, cleaned, shelled and thawed, tails on

  • Juice of 1/2 lemon

  • 1/4

    teaspoon salt

  • 1/4

    teaspoon pepper

  • 1

    tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon olive oil

  • 3 1/2

    cups chicken broth

  • 2

    cups water

  • 1/4

    teaspoon turmeric

  • 1

    pound whole-wheat orzo

  • 1/2

    cup frozen green peas

  • 1/2

    small onion, finely chopped

  • 2-4

    cooked chicken thighs, cut into 1-inch chunks

  • 1/4

    cup roasted red pepper, cut into thin strips

  • 1/4

    cup flat-leaf parsley, chopped

Directions

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Place first 4 ingredients and 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large zip-lock bag. In a medium pot, bring chicken broth and 2 cups water to a boil. Add turmeric and orzo; boil for 6 minutes. Drain, reserving 3/4 cup of cooking liquid. Place frozen peas in the broth and let sit. Heat remaining 1 teaspoon olive oil in a large ovenproof saute pan. Add onion and cook until translucent. Add shrimp and cook for 3 minutes; flip halfway through. Add chicken thighs and sauce; cook for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add drained orzo to pan. Pour peas and reserved liquid over orzo and stir. Lay red pepper strips on top. Bake for 10 minutes. Top with parsley and serve.

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