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Pressure Cooker Lemon Butter Shrimp & Orzo Dinner
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Pressure Cooker Lemon Butter Shrimp & Orzo Dinner

Pressure Cooker Lemon Butter Shrimp & Orzo Dinner is an easy and healthy one pot dinner made in your Instant Pot in just 20 minutes!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time17 mins
Course: Entree
Servings: 4
Author: Danielle Green


  • 1/4 c. butter
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 2 tsp. diced garlic
  • 1 c. dry orzo pasta
  • 3/4 c. chicken stock
  • 8-10 oz. bag frozen asparagus or broccoli
  • 1 lb. raw frozen 16-20 jumbo shrimp
  • juice of one lemon
  • 1/4 c. fresh parsley chopped


  • Turn your 5 or 6 quart electric pressure cooker to saute and add the butter. Heat until melted and add the onion and garlic. Saute for 2-3 minutes until translucent.
  • Add the orzo and stir in with the butter and onion. Top with the frozen vegetables, frozen shrimp and chicken stock.
  • Cook on high pressure for 3 minutes. When the cooking time is done, turn the valve to vent and quick release the pressure.
  • The shrimp can be served with the shells on or, If desired, gently remove cooked shrimp from the rice and peel. Add peeled shrimp back into the rice along with the lemon juice and parsley and serve.