One Pan Shrimp and Basil Orzo/ Risoni

Course Main
Cuisine Mediterranean
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Adore Foods


  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 lb/ 500g raw shrimp/ green prawns peeled and deveined
  • 1 bunch asparagus trimmed and chopped
  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves
  • cup orzo/ risoni pasta
  • 4 cups chicken broth/ stock
  • 1/3 cup dry white wine
  • zest and juice from 1/2 lemon
  • grape tomatoes halved to serve


  1. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add 1 garlic clove, minced and chopped asparagus to the pan. Cook for 1 minute and add shrimp too. Stir and cook for another 2 minutes. Remove from the pan and transfer to a bowl. Set aside.
  2. Return pan to the heat, add remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil, chopped onion, remains 2 garlic cloves, minced and cook for a couple of minutes. Add some chopped fresh basil leaves in too and orzo/ risoni pasta. Cook, stirring frequently until the pasta is coated with the olive oil sauce. Add dry white wine, give it a good stir and then add chicken broth/ stock and lemon juice too. Cook, stirring regularly for almost 12 minutes until the pasta is al dente and the liquid is almost all absorbed.
  3. Add shrimp/ prawn mixture to the pan and stir to incorporate them.
  4. Turn off the heat and serve warm with fresh basil leaves and halved grape tomatoes.
  5. Enjoy!