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Basil Shrimp with Orzo

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This delicious Italian dish features shrimp, basil and a light lemon flavor. This is a great dinner for a warm night and is even better as a cold salad the next day.

Serves: 2

Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup orzo
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 cup diced tomato
  • 3/4 cup sliced green onions
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3/4 pound shrimp, peeled and de-veined
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
     
  2. Coat the inside of a regular size foil cooking bag with cooking spray. Place bag on a baking sheet. Place shrimp in a small mixing bowl with 1 teaspoon olive oil and the basil.
     
  3. Cook orzo in boiling water 5 minutes. Drain and place in mixing bowl.
     
  4. Stir in one teaspoon oil and next 7 ingredients (oil through pepper). Place mixture in cooking bag. Arrange shrimp on top of orzo.
     
  5. Fold edges of bag to seal and bake at 450 degrees F for 25 minutes.
     
  6. Cut open bag with scissors (be careful of steam) and serve.
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