Baked orzo with harissa prawns

Baked orzo with harissa prawns

  • serves 2
  • Easy

Flavour prawns with harissa, dill, garlic and lemon, then serve swirled through orzo pasta for a speedy but sophisticated midweek dinner


Try our harissa prawn orzo, then check out our orzo pasta salad and more orzo recipes. We’ve also got more healthy pasta recipes to try, including healthy salmon pasta, spicy prawn linguine and healthy gnocchi.



  • olive oil 1 tbsp
  • onion 1, finely chopped
  • garlic 1 clove, sliced
  • cherry tomatoes 200g
  • orzo 100g
  • vegetable stock 200g
  • harissa paste 1½ tbsp
  • kale, cavolo nero or spring greens 100g, sliced
  • dill ½ a small bunch, chopped
  • raw peeled prawns 250g
  • lemon 1, ½ juiced, ½ cut into wedges


  • Step 1

    Heat the oil in a medium ovenproof frying pan and fry the onion over a medium heat for 8-10 minutes or until soft and lightly golden. Add the garlic and fry for 30 seconds, then stir in the tomatoes with a splash of water. Simmer for another 5-10 minutes or until the tomatoes start bursting and turn saucy. Heat the oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4.

  • Step 2

    Stir the orzo, stock, 1 tbsp harissa, greens and half the dill into the tomatoes, and bring to a simmer. Transfer to the oven, uncovered, for 8-10 minutes or until the orzo is just tender and the liquid has been absorbed. Toss the prawns with the remaining ½ tbsp harissa and a squeeze of lemon. Scatter over the orzo, and bake for another 5-8 minutes or until pink and cooked through. Serve scattered with the remaining dill and lemon wedges to squeeze over.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 310
  • Fat 11.7g
  • Saturates 1.7g
  • Carbs 26.5g
  • Sugars 9.7g
  • Fibre 7.5g
  • Protein 21g
  • Salt 2.1g