Creamy Orzo with Prawns, Lemon & Greens
This dish is a family favourite. A deliciously creamy Orzo dish with lemon, courgettes, green veg & prawns which is surprisingly simple to pull together when you need an easy lunch or dinner. Great to use up any leftover veggies you might have.
What you’ll need
- 250g Orzo
- 4 Tbsp Olive oil
- 2 Tbsp Butter
- 200g Courgettes, diced
- 300g Raw prawns
- 2 Garlic cloves, finely chopped
- 150g Frozen peas/broad beans/green beans
- Finely grated zest & juice of 1 lemon
- 100ml Double Cream
- 50g Grated parmesan
- Sea salt & freshly ground pepper
Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil and cook the orzo for 10 minutes until tender. Heat a frying pan over a high heat.
Add half the oil & 1 tbsp of butter alongside the prawns to the pan. Season well with salt & pepper and fry until pink.Add finely chopped garlic and a squeeze of half the lemon juice and remove the prawns from the pan, set aside.
Add the courgettes to the pan with another tablespoon of butter and the remaining oil, season with salt & pepper and fry until golden. Add the peas, remaining lemon juice, some extra seasoning and cream and bring to the boil
Add in the orzo and the prawns back into the pan and season to taste. Stir in half of the parmesan and the lemon zest. Serve up and sprinkle with the remaining parmesan!