Orzo Shrimp in Red Sauce

July 10, 2018by Sara Assi


250 grams orzo pasta, boiled keeping 1 cup water from the water used in boiling) 

2 cup cherry tomato, quartered 

2 tsp tomato paste 

1 cup vegetable broth or 1 maggi cube dissolved in 1 cup hot water 

500 grams shrimp, deveined, tails on (or off if you wish) 

2 garlic cloves minced 

2 TBS olive oil 

Spices: 1 tsp italian spices, 1 tsp smoked or normal paprika, 1 tsp basil, 1/2 tsp chilli falkes, a pinch of black and white pepper, salt to taste 


Heat a wide pan 

Add 1 TBS olive oil, the spices and garlic 

Cook for 30 seconds 

Add shrimp and cook for around 5 mn until pink in color 

Remove shrimp from pan 

Add the remaining 1 TBS olive oil, tomato and tomato paste and cook for 2-3 mn

Add 1 cup vegetable stock and let simmer for 5-7 mn

Add the boiled orzo and mix well 

Add shrimp and combine all together 

Serve immediately with some parmesan cheese (optional)

Sara Assi

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