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Lemon Garlic Prawns with Orzo

Looking for a quick, easy, and healthy evening meal? Look no further! Our Lemon Garlic Prawns with Orzo recipe is not only delicious but it’s also made with store cupboard ingredients, making it convenient and budget-friendly. This Mediterranean-inspired dish features succulent prawns tossed in a zesty lemon garlic sauce, served with tender orzo pasta. With its fresh flavours and vibrant colours, this meal is not only a feast for the taste buds but also a treat for the eyes. Plus, it pairs perfectly with a glass of your favourite white wine. Get ready to impress your family or guests with this delightful and nourishing meal that will leave them asking for seconds.


  • 450 grams prawns
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (adjust to your spice preference)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 225 grams orzo pasta
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh herbs (optional, for garnish)


  1. Cook the orzo pasta according to the package instructions. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and cook for 1-2 minutes until fragrant.
  3. Add the prawns to the skillet and cook for 2-3 minutes per side until they turn pink and opaque.
  4. Stir in the lemon zest, lemon juice, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper. Cook for an additional 1-2 minutes to allow the flavours to meld.
  5. Add the cooked orzo to the skillet with the prawns. Toss everything together until well combined and heated through.
  6. Serve the Lemon Garlic Prawns with Orzo in bowls, garnished with the herb of your choice (basil, parsley, coriander all work) if desired.
  7. Pair this dish with a crisp white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Gris to complement the flavors.