Recipe By fire00starter
Published Jun 8th
Greek Lamb and Orzo
Prep 10m Cook 20m Additional - Ready In 30m
Servings 6 servings Calories 306.1

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.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground lamb
  • 2 (14.5 ounce) cans stewed tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 stalk celery, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1 cup uncooked orzo pasta
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 clove garlic, minced

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Heat a large saucepan over medium-high heat
  2. 2 Stir in the lamb, and cook until browned and no longer pink, breaking up into crumbles, about 5 minutes
  3. 3 Stir in the tomatoes and their juice, celery, orzo, salt, cayenne pepper, and garlic
  4. 4 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

  • Calories 306.1
  • Carbohydrate 33.6 g
  • Cholesterol 50.6 mg
  • Fat 11 g
  • Fiber 2.5 g
  • Protein 18.8 g
  • Saturated Fat 4.4 g
  • Sodium 445.3 mg
  • Sugar 6.3 g


  1. We did like it. I added some oregano, parsley, cayenne and onion but, I think I could have gone the other way with cumin or cinnamon and nutmeg even. It is very versatile with seasoning options but, it does need more seasoning and herbs. I also seasoned the meat while cooking as well with salt - Read more ...
  2. 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 browning the meat. Add a salad and voila, the perfect dinner. I am not a big fan of - Read more ...
  3. 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 kalamata olives a few Tbsp of olive juice and pepper as well. Will definitely make again...
  4. 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.
  5. 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 stewed...will probably use diced tomatoes next time. I did try it with the feta which was very - Read more ...
  6. Great and easy. I sprinkled some feta cheese crumbles on top for a little zing.
  7. 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 taught using the "handful" measuring method so I'm not sure about quantities. Still this takes about 1/10 - Read more ...
  8. Not as exciting as I had hoped but still tasty. Also this was barely enough for 3 adults FYI.
  9. 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 grocery store (it was at mine), so a can of chopped or peeled tomatoes should be a fine substitution.
  10. Very tasty and easy. Perfect after work dish.