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Shrimp Broccolini Orzo Bowl

Lemon Shrimp Orzo Bowls with Broccolini

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Dish
Servings 4 servings


  • 8 oz orzo
  • 1 lb medium shrimp
  • 3 tbsp olive oil divided
  • 5 cloves garlic minced, divided
  • 2 small bunches broccolini
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes divided
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 lemons


  • Place shrimp in a large plate and season with ½ tsp red pepper flakes and salt.
  • Cook orzo to al dente, according to package. Drain, and drizzle with 1 tbsp olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Set aside
  • Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Saute 2 cloves of garlic and place half of the shrimp in skillet and cook 1 minute on each side. Finish off with juice of ½ lemon. Remove from skillet, place on a clean plate and repeat with remaining shrimp, finishing off with the juice of the remaining half lemon. Set shrimp aside.
  • Fill a large, shallow pot with 1 ½-2 inches of water. Bring to a boil. Once boiling, add broccolini, cover pot, and lower heat. Steam about 5 minutes, or until broccolini is fork tender. Remove from pot and immediately place in an ice bath.
  • Heat remaining 1 tbsp olive oil in the skillet used for the shrimp. Add remaining minced garlic, and ½ tsp red pepper flakes. Saute about 20 seconds. Add cooked broccolini to skillet and saute in oil and garlic. Season with salt and pepper. Squeeze juice of 1 lemon over broccolini and let it cook down about 1 minute. Remove from heat.
  • Assemble your bowls by starting out with orzo. Add shrimp, along with any juices they might have accumulated. Top with broccolini. Use remaining lemon to squeeze on top, if desired.
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