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Greek Lamb and Orzo

Rated as 4.67 out of 5 Stars

"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
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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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.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 306 calories; 11 33.6 18.8 51 445 Full nutrition

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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.

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...

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...