*4 cups chicken stock or water
*1.5 cups uncooked orzo
*1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
*1lb Shrimp, peeled and deviened. (you can also use cooked if you want)
*1/2 cup basil leaves, loosley packed
*1 cup crumbled feta or goat cheese
*Extra Virgin Olive Oil - use the good stuff here
*Juice from 1 lemon
*Fresh black pepper
Bring the stock to a boil and add the orzo. Cook 7-8 minutes or until al dente. Make sure you salt your water if you arenít using stock . Drain the orzo, but DO NOT rinse!
In a saute pan over medium/high heat add 1 tbs olive oil. When the oil has come to temperature, add seasoned (with salt and pepper) shrimp and cook for 2 minutes per side or until opaque. Remove from pan and allow the shrimp to cool.
Meanwhile, combine the lemon juice, basil, cheese, and tomatoes with the orzo. Add enough olive oil to coat the orzo and then season with more salt and pepper.
Add the cooled shrimp and stir again.
Start to finish this recipe should take about 25 minutes.
Serve this with a great crisp summer wine, like a Vino Verde.