Shrimp with Orzo

Ingredients, for 4 persons

  • 400 gr medium orzo
  • 12 peeled and deveined No.2 shrimps
  • 2 fresh tomatoes, diced
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 50 ml white wine
  • 1.2 lt shrimp broth, approx.*
  • 1 clove of garlic, sliced
  • 80 gr feta cheese, crumbled
  • 120 ml olive oil
  • 8 – 10 fresh mint leaves
  • Salt , pepper


Heat half of the oil in a small saucepan and gently sauté the onion and garlic. Add orzo and sauté for 2 – 3 minutes. Pour in the wine. Add the tomatoes and gradually add the shrimp broth. Season with salt and pepper. After 6-8 minutes add the shrimps after first  sautéing them in a little olive oil, and leave to simmer until soft. Remove from heat, add feta cheese, herbs and remaining olive oil. Serve hot.

* For shrimp broth use shrimp heads, chopped vegetables such as carrot, celery, onion, tomato and garlic, bay leaves, Boil in 2.5 lt water for 45 min.,skimming if necessary. Strain and store in the refrigerator.