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Orzo with Lamb, Olives & Feta Recipe

Looking for an easy Orzo with lamb, olives & feta recipe? Learn how to make Orzo with lamb, olives & feta using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by papadave65

Makes 4 servings



Sure, orzo is good in soup, but there?s no need to stop there. Here it?s a base for a bold blend of spices, tomato sauce and flavorful ground lamb. The optional pinch of crushed red pepper will add the heat that many crave.

Recipe Ingredients for Orzo with lamb, olives & feta

6 ounces lean ground lamb, or ground beef
1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil
1 large onion, finely chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon crumbled dried rosemary, or oregano
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper, (optional)
14 ounce whole tomatoes, undrained
2 olives chopped
1 Salt & freshly ground black pepper, to taste
12 ounces orzo
1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese

Recipe Directions for Orzo with lamb, olives & feta

  1. 1

  2. Put a large pot of salted water on to boil.

  3. 2

  4. Cook lamb (or beef) in a small skillet over medium heat, stirring, until browned, 3 to 5 minutes. Drain in a sieve set over a bowl.

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  6. Heat oil in a Dutch oven or large deep skillet over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring, until softened, 4 to 5 minutes. Add garlic, cinnamon, rosemary (or oregano) and crushed red pepper, if using; cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute more. Add lamb (or beef).

  7. 4

  8. Puree tomatoes and their juices in a food processor until smooth. Add to the meat mixture and cook, stirring occasionally, until the sauce is thickened, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in olives. Season with salt and pepper.

  9. 5

  10. Meanwhile, cook orzo until just tender, about 8 minutes or according to package directions. Drain and toss with the sauce. Serve garnished with feta.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 286.1g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
487
Calories from Fat
85
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
9.4g
14%
Saturated Fat
2.7g
14%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
46mg
15%
Sodium
197mg
8%
Potassium
484mg
14%
Total Carbohydrates
73.1g
24%
Dietary Fiber
5.4g
22%
Sugars
9.1g
Protein
26.3g
Vitamin A 19% Vitamin C 27%
Calcium 8% Iron 27%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B+
  Good points
  • Low in sodium
  • High in thiamin
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