One-Pot Orzo with Shrimp

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// One-Pot Orzo with Shrimp

Prep Time

8 mins

Cook Time

13-14 mins

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For those Friday nights when you’re not feeling takeout but you're really not in the mood to cook, this one-pot shrimp pasta dish is a lifesaver. It’s super simple: barely any chopping, just mixing pantry staples and frozen shrimp into an Anyday dish. Pop it in the microwave, cook it at a lower power level to gently heat everything through, and that’s it. Perfect for chilling on the couch and unwinding without the fuss. It’s the kind of dinner that makes you feel like you've got everything together, effortlessly.

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What You’ll Need

What You’ll Need

The Medium Deep Dish

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The Medium Deep Dish


  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon chili flakes
  • 6 frozen or fresh shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • ½ cup (80g) cherry tomatoes, halved
  • ½ cup (90g) orzo pasta
  • 1 cup (240ml) chicken stock, or water
  • ¼ cup (35g) crumbled feta, plus more for topping
  • Salt, to taste
  • Freshly cracked black pepper, to taste
  • Fresh baby arugula (Optional)


  1. Add the garlic, olive oil, oregano, chili flakes, shrimp, salt, and pepper to the Deep Dish and toss to coat the shrimp evenly.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients and stir to combine.
  3. Cover with lid (knob lifted) and cook in the microwave at Power Level 7tooltip for 13-14 minutes, or until the pasta and shrimp are cooked and the liquids are fully absorbed.
  4. Stir in some crumbled feta cheese and top with fresh arugula for color and freshness.

Serving suggestions & tips

  • Try this recipe with diced chicken or tofu for a seafood-free dish.
  • If orzo is not available, try this dish with any small pasta like ditalini or macaroni.
  • Swap the feta for goat cheese or ricotta for a creamier alternative.
  • Add frozen sliced peppers with the shrimp.

Recipe notes

  • Marinating the shrimp overnight will result in a more flavorful dish!
  • Use frozen shrimp in this recipe! Since we’re cooking this dish at a lower power level, there’s no need to defrost the shrimp before cooking.
  • Microwave ovens vary, even with the same wattages. Adjust cooking times as needed.

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