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Greek lamb with orzo - Yiouvetsi

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Greek lamb with orzo - Yiouvetsi


  • Heat up a pot over high heat and add 2 tablespoons olive oil.
  • Coarsely chop the onions, cut the carrots into half-moons, the pepper into cubes, and add them to the pot. Season with salt and pepper, and sauté until they are caramelized. 
  • At the same time, place a frying pan over high heat until it gets very hot.
  • Cut the lamb into 3-4 cm pieces, add salt, pepper, 2 tablespoons olive oil, and transfer it to the pan. Let it turn nicely golden brown on all sides, for 3-4 minutes. 
  • Deglaze the pan with the wine and transfer the lamb to the pot with the vegetables. 
  • Add the tomato paste, the canned tomatoes, the rosemary, the beef bouillon cube, the honey, the water, and stir. Cover with the lid, and simmer on low heat for 1 ½ hour. 
  • Preheat the oven to 180ο C (350ο F) set to fan. 
  • In a 30 cm ovenproof baking dish, add the orzo, the cinnamon, the bay leaves, and transfer the lamb along with its sauce. 
  • Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes. Remove the aluminum foil and bake for 15 more minutes. 
  • Serve with grated mizithra, parsley, pepper, and olive oil. 
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
18 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
24 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
24 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
10 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
8 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
46 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
10 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
7 %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*The nutritional chart and the symbols refer to the basic recipe and not to the serving suggestions.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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