Orzo with Shrimp and Broccoli
Serves 4

8 ounces orzo pasta
2 cups broccoli florets
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 large onion, finely chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 pounds medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 lemon, zested and juiced
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes, optional
1/2 cup white wine, or chicken stock
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded, plus extra for topping
salt and pepper, to taste

Heat a large pot of water to boiling and add orzo to cook. When orzo has about 2 minutes remaining to cook, add broccoli to the same pot with the orzo and cook for remaining 2 minutes. Drain broccoli and pasta together. While the pasta and broccoli are cooking, heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add onion and sauté until soft, then add garlic and cook 1 minute longer. Add shrimp to pan and cook, turning once, until cooked through, about 2-4 minutes. Add lemon juice, zest, optional red pepper flakes, and wine or stock, stirring to lift any browned bits from the pan. Add broccoli and orzo, and cook for about 1 minute for flavors to meld. Remove from heat and toss with Parmigiano cheese; add salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately with extra cheese for topping.