Shrimp and Orzo Risotto with Saffron and Lemon

Orzo with shrimp and saffron with lemon is a delicious dish for lunch

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Recipe by: Goody Kitchen

  • 6 Persons
  • 30 Minutes
  • Easy Recipe

Serving Size

  • 1

    Melt butter in Dutch oven over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and cook until onion is softened, about 4 minutes. Add orzo and cook until lightly toasted, about 3 minutes. Stir in broth, 1¼ teaspoons salt, ¼ teaspoon pepper, and saffron and bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer, stirring occasionally, until orzo is just tender, about 12 minutes.

  • 2

    Pat shrimp dry with paper towels and sprinkle with remaining ½ teaspoon salt and remaining ¼ teaspoon pepper. Stir shrimp into risotto and cook, covered, until shrimp are opaque throughout, about 5 minutes. Off heat, stir in parsley and lemon zest and juice. Serve