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Greek Lamb and Orzo

Greek Lamb and Orzo


"This is an easy meal to prepare and it tastes great. You can substitute the lamb with beef if you want. Serve with plain yogurt if desired."
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30 m servings 306 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 306 kcal
  • 15%
  • Fat:
  • 11 g
  • 17%
  • Carbs:
  • 33.6g
  • 11%
  • Protein:
  • 18.8 g
  • 38%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 51 mg
  • 17%
  • Sodium:
  • 445 mg
  • 18%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Heat a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir in the lamb, and cook until browned and no longer pink, breaking up into crumbles, about 5 minutes. Stir in the tomatoes and their juice, celery, orzo, salt, cayenne pepper, and garlic. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the orzo is tender and has absorbed the liquid from the tomatoes, about 12 minutes.

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an easy version of a time consuming classic. It's very basic, too. My own version of this has a leg of lamb and uses oregano, lemon, and feta cheese as well as the ingredients you listed. I was ...

This was really excellent--simple, quick, and filling. I made exactly as described, but without celery. It turned out perfectly. One note: It may be difficult to find "stewed" tomatoes at your g...

Very tasty and easy. Perfect after work dish.

Very easy, and very good my 5 year old even loved it. I pretty much made it as is, but used Franks Red Hot sauce in place of the cayenne. I also used whole tomatoes, instead of stewe...

Great and easy. I sprinkled some feta cheese crumbles on top for a little zing.

Made this last night and it was very good. Was out of celery so added some onion. Had to add some water to it. Tasted like lamb shanks with orzo from a Greek restaurant. Worth fixing again.

Not as exciting as I had hoped, but still tasty. Also, this was barely enough for 3 adults, FYI.

Oh my goodness! This is entirely too easy to be this tasty. Excellent flavor (I am a savory kinda gal), and super quick and easy to make. I sometimes saute a chopped onion with the celery before...

Quick, easy, easily found ingredients, and most importantly - YUM! My husband had thirds! You might need to add an additional 1/2-2/3 c. water and cook a bit longer though. I added some kalamat...

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