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    Arni Youvetsi (Lamb and Orzo)

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    2 hrs 20 mins

    20 mins

    2 hrs

    evelyn/athens's Note:

    This is a traditional 'Sunday Lunch' dish. The orzo (a kind of pasta that is shaped like large grains of rice) cooks in the liquid released by the lamb and tomato and becomes very tasty. Many make it with a cut of beef suitable for roasting, cut into large pieces, or even with chicken pieces.

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Preaheat oven to 375F (190C).
    2. 2
      Wash and pat dry the leg of lamb. In a large baking pan (if you have an earthenware casserole - even better!), rub lamb with the lemon juice and olive oil over. Season generously with salt, pepper, oregano and thyme. Pour in wine, water, tomato puree, minced onion, garlic and cinnamon around meat. Give the sauce a stir and roast, turning meat over occasionally when you see a crust forming (to brown all sides) for 2 to 3 hours (note: Greeks like their lamb well-done, if you prefer a shorter cooking time, cook to your personal preference).
    3. 3
      In a large saucepan, bring plenty of water to the boil, salt generously and boil the orzo pasta for 8 minutes. Remove and drain - retain a cup of the cooking water. Add the pasta to the lamb casserole and give everything a stir to distribute orzo throughout the pan.
    4. 4
      Increase heat to 400F (200C) and continue to bake another 15-20 minutes, or until pasta is fully cooked and has absorbed most of the liquid in the pan (it should still be fairly 'juicy' - not dry). If the pasta is too dry, stir in enough of the pasta cooking water you've retained to keep it saucy.
    5. 5
      Have lots of freshly-grated parmesan or kefalotiri cheese to sprinkle over pasta at table.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on February 21, 2009

      55

      Awsome Orzo Evelyn! It brought back memories from my childhood. Made exactly as stated - the lamb was definitely well done...next time I will reduce time by 20 minutes for a bit of pinkness. Thank you so much for sharing

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    • on October 28, 2007

      55

      Just like Yaya's! I used this recipe a couple of times, once with leg of lamb and the other with Lamb Shanks... (Both Excellent)went a bit heavier on the lemon and used an extra clove of Garlic... My family went nuts!!!

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    • on May 21, 2006

      55

      This was made for Sunday dinner but with some changes. The garlic, lemon juice and oregano were increased, absolutely delicious Evelyn, we really enjoyed this lamb dish, thanks for sharing!...Kitten:)

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    Nutritional Facts for Arni Youvetsi (Lamb and Orzo)

    Serving Size: 1 (580 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 957.1
     
    Calories from Fat 475
    49%
    Total Fat 52.8 g
    81%
    Saturated Fat 18.5 g
    92%
    Cholesterol 189.9 mg
    63%
    Sodium 175.0 mg
    7%
    Total Carbohydrate 50.4 g
    16%
    Dietary Fiber 3.6 g
    14%
    Sugars 5.6 g
    22%
    Protein 61.4 g
    122%

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