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Baked Shrimp with Basil, Feta and Orzo Recipe

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1 large foil oven bag or casserole dish and foil to cover it
Cooking spray
1 cup uncooked whole wheat orzo (rice-shaped pasta)
4 teaspoons olive oil, divided
Juice from 1/2 lemon
2 cups diced tomato
1.5 cups sliced green onions
1 cup (4 ounces) crumbled feta cheese
1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1.5 pounds large shrimp, peeled and deveined
1/2 cup chopped fresh basil

Preheat oven to 450.
Coat inside of oven bag or casserole dish with cooking spray. If using foil bag, place it on a large shallow baking pan.
Cook the pasta in boiling water 5 minutes, omitting salt and fat; drain.
Place the pasta in a large bowl, drizzle it with the fresh lemon juice.
Stir in 2 teaspoons oil and next 7 ingredients (2 teaspoons oil through pepper).
Place the orzo mixture in prepared oven bag or casserole dish.
Combine shrimp and basil.
Arrange shrimp mixture on orzo mixture.
Fold edge of bag over to seal or cover casserole dish tightly with foil.
Bake at 450 for 30 - 40 minutes or until the shrimp are bright pink and done.
Cut open bag (if using) with a sharp knife, and peel back the foil.

Drizzle with 2 teaspoons oil (optional)

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