One-Pot Shrimp Scampi Orzo


A different take on classic shrimp scampi, this dish is cooked in one pot and is ready in under 45 minutes. Serve with a side salad, if desired.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
2 servings



  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest

  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes

  • ½ teaspoon dried parsley

  • ½ pound uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • ¾ cup orzo

  • ½ cup finely diced onion

  • 1 large clove garlic, minced

  • ¼ cup white wine

  • 1 ¼ cups low-sodium chicken broth

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • ½ cup frozen peas, defrosted

  • ½ tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

  • 2 lemon slices


  1. Combine olive oil, lemon zest, lemon juice, red pepper flakes, and dried parsley in a small bowl. Add shrimp and toss to coat. Marinate for 15 to 20 minutes.

  2. Melt butter in a pot over medium-high heat. Add olive oil. Stir in orzo and onion, toss to coat, and cook, stirring frequently, until onions are translucent and orzo is lightly toasted, 4 to 5 minutes. Mix in garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.

  3. Deglaze pot with white wine and stir until wine has cooked off. Pour in chicken broth and season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, until orzo is tender yet firm to the bite, 8 to 10 minutes. Add peas and shrimp with marinade to the pot, cover, and cook, stirring occasionally, until shrimp are light pink, 3 to 4 minutes.

  4. Divide between 2 dishes, sprinkle with fresh parsley, and garnish with lemon slices.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

625 Calories
22g Fat
70g Carbs
34g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 625
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g 28%
Saturated Fat 6g 32%
Cholesterol 190mg 63%
Sodium 943mg 41%
Total Carbohydrate 70g 25%
Dietary Fiber 6g 21%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 34g
Vitamin C 27mg 137%
Calcium 91mg 7%
Iron 7mg 36%
Potassium 469mg 10%

* 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.

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