Orzo Oriental Style

Orzo Oriental Style - Zone Diet Recipes

Straight from the Orient to Zone Kitchens is a shrimp orzo dish flavored with soy, citrus, ginger and garlic, accompanied with carrots, pepper and broccoli.

Visit our Zone Pasta section to order Zone PastaRx Orzo.

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Yield2 servings
Total Time (mins)
  • Ingredients
  • Nutrition
  • 1/2 cup Zone PastaRx Orzo
  • 3 tbsps Soy sauce (low sodium)
  • 1/4 cup Orange juice (fresh-squeezed)
  • 3 tbsps Lemon juice (fresh-squeezed, juice of 2 lemons)
  • 1 clove Garlic (or garlic powder, for flavor)
  • 1/2 tsp Ginger (ground)
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Carrot (cut julienne style)
  • 1 Bell pepper (cut julienne style)
  • 1 Serrano pepper
  • 1 1/2 cup Broccoli chopped (or frozen)
  • 3 oz Shrimp
Serving Size 2 servings
Calories 373
Total Fat 11g
Carbohydrates 38g
Fiber 6g
Protein 29g


  1. 1. Prepare Zone pasta as directed. Drain, reserve 1/2 cup of liquid.
  2. In a small bowl make a sauce by whisking 1/4 cup soy sauce with 1/4 cup orange juice, lemon juice, garlic and ginger; set aside.
  3. Heat olive oil in a large hot sauté pan.
  4. Add vegetables in order of cooking time, the hardest to softer: first the carrots and peppers, then broccoli. Add a little reserved pasta water if needed. Cook each addition 1-2 minutes until softened slightly.
  5. Incorporate a splash of reserved pasta water; then add the shrimp and cooked orzo.
  6. Stir in the sauce and cook until warmed, 3 minutes.
  7. Remove from heat and serve.