Quick to prepare and full of flavor, this garlicky shrimp scampi with spinach and our Italian Tri-Colored Rainbow Orzo is a perfect solution for a last-minute meal. Orzo and shrimp both cook quickly and there is little chopping or preparation required, meaning this dish can come together in as little as 20 minutes.

Prep time: 10 min

Cook time: 20 min

Total time: 30 min

Shrimp Scampi with Tri-Colored Italian Rainbow Orzo
Copyright Recipe © 2015 Woodland Foods


Makes 2 servings


  1. Add 1 cup of orzo to a large pot of boiling water with 1 teaspoon of salt and 1 teaspoon of neutral cooking oil. Cook for 10-12 minutes until al dente and strain. Rinse with cold water to cool and set aside.

  2. Meanwhile, melt 2 tablespoons butter with olive oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic and crushed red pepper flakes (if using), and cook, stirring, just until garlic is fragrant, about 30 seconds.

  3. Add shrimp and cook additional 2 minutes, turning once. Add green onions and white wine, and cook until wine boils, about 1 minute.

  4. Stir in remaining 2 tablespoons butter and spinach, and cook, stirring, just until spinach wilts. Season to taste with salt and black pepper, add cooked drained pasta, and toss to combine.