One Pot Shrimp and Orzo

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All you need is one pan and 20 minutes to make this quick and easy One Pot Shrimp and Orzo dinner recipe. It’s full of flavor and cleanup is a breeze!


  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 2/3 cup leeks, thinly sliced (or diced onion)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3/4 cup orzo, uncooked
  • 1 3/4 cups low-sodium broth (vegetable or chicken)
  • 2 cups frozen green beans
  • 1 tsp old bay seasoning
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper, optional
  • 1 pound raw shrimp, peeled and devined
  • 2 oz goat cheese


  1. Melt butter in a sautepan over medium heat.
  2. Add leeks and garlic and saute for 5 minutes.
  3. Add orzo, green beans, broth and seasonings.
  4. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and cook over low heat for 10 minutes, stirring often.
  5. Add shrimp and goat cheese and cook 5 minutes or until shrimp are cooked through.
  6. Taste and adjust seasonings as desired

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