Shrimp Pilaf Florentine

With such a fabulous blend of tastes and textures, it's hard to believe this seafood supper comes together in 30 minutes!

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 4

1
tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
1
small red bell pepper, chopped ( 1/2 cup)
2
medium green onions, sliced (2 tablespoons)
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 1/2
cups uncooked orzo or rosamarina pasta (8 ounces)
2
teaspoons fresh chopped or 1/2 teaspoon dried dill weed
1
teaspoon grated lemon peel
1/2
teaspoon salt
1 3/4
cups Progresso™ chicken broth (from 32-ounce carton)
1
cup water
2
cups shredded spinach
1
package (8 ounces) frozen cooked medium shrimp (1 1/2 cups), thawed and tails removed
1/4
cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • 1 Heat oil in 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Cook bell pepper, onions and garlic in oil 2 to 3 minutes, stirring frequently, until vegetables are crisp-tender.
  • 2 Stir in pasta, dill weed, lemon peel, salt, broth and water. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer 8 to 10 minutes or until pasta is tender.
  • 3 Stir in spinach and shrimp. Cook 2 to 3 minutes or until shrimp are tender. Sprinkle with cheese.

Expert Tips

You can also use fresh shrimp, if you like. You'll need just over half a pound of shrimp in shells. Remove the shells and tails. Cook until shrimp are pink and firm.

Serve with garlic bread and a tossed salad made of your favorite greens. If you like, add a plate of sliced home-grown tomatoes.

The term Florentine is a reference to the cooking style of Florence, Italy. Typically, dishes with á la Florentine or Florentine in the title are served on a bed of spinach and topped with a rich, cheesy sauce. This skillet meal has the spinach stirred in at the end for an all-in-one meal!

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
365
(
Calories from Fat
70),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8g
8%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
),
Cholesterol
115mg
115%;
Sodium
1000mg
1000%;
Total Carbohydrate
48g
48%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
),
Protein
25g
25%
;
% Daily Value*:
Iron
26%;
Exchanges:
2 Vegetable;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.