Pesto Shrimp Packets

Shrimp, pesto, and orange flavors mingle within individualized roasting packets that make serving a breeze.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
4 servings


  • 2 cups frozen precooked rice (such as InnovAsian®)

  • 24 pitted green olives, roughly chopped

  • ¾ cup low-sodium chicken broth

  • 1 orange, juiced

  • 3 tablespoons pesto, or to taste

  • 1 teaspoon finely grated orange zest

  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

  • 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined

  • 4 thin slices tomato

  • 2 tablespoons chopped toasted almonds

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Cut four 12x15-inch sheets of parchment paper. Fold each in half widthwise and reopen.

  2. Mix rice, green olives, chicken broth, orange juice, pesto, orange zest, salt, and pepper together in a bowl.

  3. Spoon 3/4 cup of the rice mixture onto 1 side of each parchment rectangle, near the crease. Pile shrimp evenly over rice mixture. Drizzle 1 teaspoon olive oil over each pile of shrimp; lay 1 tomato slice on top.

  4. Fold empty half of parchment over shrimp filling and crimp edges together with overlapping folds to seal. Arrange packets close together on a sheet pan.

  5. Roast on the center rack of the preheated oven until shrimp are tender and opaque, 15 to 17 minutes. Unfold 1 edge of the parchment, being careful to avoid steam, and look inside to check doneness.

  6. Open packets carefully, being careful to avoid steam. Slide shrimp and rice mixture into bowls. Garnish with almonds and parsley.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

335 Calories
12g Fat
31g Carbs
25g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 335
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Cholesterol 177mg 59%
Sodium 1113mg 48%
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 25g
Vitamin C 37mg 186%
Calcium 162mg 12%
Iron 5mg 27%
Potassium 407mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.