Orzo With Shrimp and Edamame


1 to 2cans of chicken broth

1 box of orzo pasta

Juice and zest of 1 lemon**1

1 package of frozen unshelled edamame

1 tablespoon of chopped fresh parsley

1/4 teaspoon of freshly chopped cilantro

1 1/2 pounds of medium deveined shrimp

1 teaspoon of dried tarragon

1/2 teaspoon of coriander

1/2 teaspoon of celery seed powder

pinch of salt

1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese (you can add more later if you like)

1/4 cup of olive oil for the shrimp


Pour 3 cups of water in a small pot and cook the edamame for 4-5. Make sure to add some salt to the water to flavor the edamame. Drain and set aside.

In another pot, about 4 cups of water to boil (add salt to flavor the pasta) and add the orzo. Cook 9-11 minutes or until al dente.

In a bowl add the coriander, celery seed powder, tarragon, salt and olive oil to the shrimp and mix.

In a pan on medium heat, add the shrimp and cook for about 3 to 4 minutes.

Then add 1 can of chicken broth to the pan and cook for a other 3-4 minutes until the shrimp is no longer pink.

Now add the orzo and edamame to the pan and the parmesan cheese and stir a bit until the cheese has melted.

Serve immediately.**2

Recipe Revisions

**1- You can omit the zest and just use the lemon juice. You can also start with 1/2 and add more towards the end if you prefer.

**2- If you are serving this dish later or if you see the orzo has absorbed all the liquid and is dry, you can add 1/2 a can of chicken broth or more depending on how creamy or dry you like your pasta)

Published by Irritable Life

Institute of Culinary Education Alumni with a MacGyver mentality in the kitchen 2 cope w/IBS. Love DDP Yoga and Transcendental Meditation

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