I used cherry tomatoes and basil from my garden and this was delish! I only had 30 min to prepare as my husband had somewhere to go. If you have deveined and easy peal shrimp on hand, it helps! I added a little lemon and dill when cooking the shrimp, otherwise followed to a t. Will definitely make again.
I absolutely LOVE this dish. I'm surprised it took me so long to review since I've been making it for years. I make this as often as I can afford to since the cheese and shrimp can get a bit pricey for a single meal on my budget, but when I do I make a double recipe. At this point, I basically put in my own amounts of everything and don't measure. I up the cheese for sure. I use the basic bones of the recipe - sweet onion, shrimp, orzo, cherry tomatoes halved, basil, salt, pepper, basil, olive oil, and pecorino romano cheese.
Let me tell you, my family goes nuts for this. It's light and fresh and simply delicious! I can't speak to the calories anymore because I love the flavor that the cheese gives, but it's still a fantastic dish.
Delicious! Used cherry/grape tomatoes from my garden. My only suggestion is to put the tomatoes in at the very last second, otherwise they get too soft and mushy. (I prefer mine to be a bit more solid.)
Excellent dish, though it's only "speedy" if you've peeled your shrimp and cut up the tomatoes ahead of time (which I did). My only change was to double the fresh basil and about a TB of fresh oregano. The flavor is outstanding. Next time, I might add toasted pine nuts for a bit of crunch. Served with a crisp green salad and white wine.
Added more cheese, garlic and oregano as others suggested. Still just okay. There are better shrimp recipes on CL. Would not make again.
This is a great summer dish. I really like the extra dimension with the red pepper. This is definitely a family favorite.
Quick and easy. Next time I would double the tomatoes, basil and add a bit more cheese. It was very good.
This dish was delicious and east to make. I used a cheese blend. It was even better on the second day when the flavor really got into the pasta. I will definitely make it again.
Good start, but needed some tweaking. I make it with more garlic, basil, oregano, etc. and served over linguine. Boyfriend enjoyed my version a lot! Nice and fast and easy to prepare.
Love this! This was a no brainer meal and will definitely be cooking this on a regular basis. Yummy!!
We really enjoyed this meal! I added more crushed red pepper and instead of using just pecorino, I used a blend that included pecorino,parmesan & asiago. http://onecoupleskitchen.blogspot.com/2010/07/shrimp-orzo-with-cherry-tomatoes-romano.html
This was wonderful. After seeing the list of ingredients, I thought the flavor would be simple, but I was wrong. The way all of the flavors melded together was amazing. By the end of the cooking process, the onions were caramelized and the orzo was a little browned; I just can't say enough good things about the flavor. When I make this again, I will add more romano, pepper, and basil at the end. It went very well with a simple caesar salad.
So simple to make and delicious -- everyone loved it.
This was really, really good & easy to make. Definitely a keeper.
I found this on Friday and am so mad that I waited till Sunday to make. This was excellent, for such simple ingredients. The only thing I would do different is cook the onions a few minutes before adding the garlic and red pepper as I prefer my onions to be soft. It is also amazing cold. Going to make it with chicken and add some roasted red peppers next time. Soooooo Good!
I liked this dish more than I expected! The recipe seemed a little boring but I was looking for a weeknight recipe with few ingredients that was quick. I did add a bit of white wine after sauteing the garlic and onions, but otherwise followed the recipe. It really was so easy to make and surprisingly flavorful! My boyfriend and I both loved it and I will certainly be making it again.
This was delicious! I added about 3 cups of steamed brocolli, deglazed the pan with white wine after I cooked the shrimp and also added more crushed red pepper because we like spice.
Really flavor full. Simple to make and quick. This basic recipe actually has a lot of potential and could use different proteins and herbs.
Yum! Thought it was very tasty! I used 4 cups of plum tomatoes that I had on hand. The orzo was a nice change from the usual pasta. Quick, easy recipe!
This was a very good, easy dinner. I made it for a friend that came over for dinner, and we were both very happy. I would bring it to a potluck, or serve it cold at a luncheon. I used feta instead of pecorino since I had some on hand and I love hte flavor of feta with shrimp. Very solid recipe