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Greek Shrimp Orzo

Total Time

Prep: 45 min. Cook: 2 hours


6 servings

This is one of our favorites. It's delicious, satisfying and reheats well. My husband would rather have “the orzo dish” than go out to eat. Serve it with crusty bread and salad. —Molly Seidel, Edgewood, New Mexico
Greek Shrimp Orzo Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 cups uncooked orzo pasta
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil or 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons chopped shallot
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, drained
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh oregano or 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 pound uncooked large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 cup oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
  • 2-1/2 cups (10 ounces) crumbled feta cheese
  • 1-1/2 cups pitted Greek olives


  1. Cook orzo according to package directions; rinse in cold water and drain. Transfer to a large bowl. Add basil and 1 tablespoon oil; toss to coat and set aside.
  2. In a large skillet, saute shallot in butter and remaining oil until tender. Add the diced tomatoes, oregano and garlic; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes. Add shrimp and sun-dried tomatoes; cook and stir until shrimp turn pink, 2-3 minutes.
  3. Transfer to a greased 5-qt. slow cooker. Stir in the orzo mixture, cheese and olives. Cover and cook on low for 2-3 hours or until heated through.

Nutrition Facts

1-1/2 cups: 673 calories, 32g fat (10g saturated fat), 127mg cholesterol, 1262mg sodium, 63g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 6g fiber), 31g protein.

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