One-pot pasta with orzo and shrimp

I often make this dish with my roommates. It’s quick, delicious, and filling. And what’s best is that it only requires one pot.


Difficulty: Easy

Time: 30 min. preparation time, 5 min. baking time

Nutrition: Calories ca 263 / Protein 10g / Carbohydr. 25g / Fat 14g

Ingredients (2 servings)

2 clovesgarlic
10 gparsley
100 gorzo
250 mlvegetable stock
6shrimp (peeled and deveined)
1lemon (zest)
30 gParmesan
1 tbspvegetable oil


frying pan, tongs, oven, fine grater, cooking spoon, cutting board, knife

Wine Tip

Greco di Tufo
This dry white wine from Campania has a body that is sturdy enough to stand up to the robust flavor of the pasta, yet is refreshing and has a citrusy bouquet.

Step 1

One-pot pasta with orzo and shrimp

Preheat oven to 170°C/350°F. Mince garlic. Roughly chop parsley.

oven, cutting board, knife

2 cloves garlic / 10 g parsley

Step 2

One-pot pasta with orzo and shrimp

In a frying pan, sauté garlic and orzo in some vegetable oil over medium heat for approx. 3 – 5 min. Season with salt and pepper.

frying pan, cooking spoon

100 g orzo / vegetable oil for frying / salt / pepper

Step 3

One-pot pasta with orzo and shrimp

Deglaze pan with some of the stock and simmer until liquid is absorbed. Now, incrementally add rest of stock to pan and sauté for approx. 10 – 15 min. until al dente.

250 ml vegetable stock

Step 4

One-pot pasta with orzo and shrimp

Add shrimp to pan and season with salt and pepper. Cover pan with a lid and place in the oven for approx. 5 min. at 170°C/350°F.

tongs, oven

6 shrimp / salt / pepper

Step 5

One-pot pasta with orzo and shrimp

Garnish with parsley, lemon zest, and Parmesan. Enjoy!

fine grater

1 lemon / 30 g Parmesan