Artichokes, Lamb, and Orzo Avgolemono

Top Review by CarolAnn

I love orzo pasta and this was great! I cooked the lamb with white wine and used dried oregano since I didn't have fresh on hand. My whole house smelled so good from this dish. My only addition was a little bit of butter to the orzo after I drained it to keep it from sticking together.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a Dutch oven or large skillet heat the oil and brown the meat with onion and garlic till onion is tender.
  2. Drain fat from the meat and return the meat to pan.
  3. Add 3/4 cup wine or chicken broth, oregano, lemon peel, salt, and pepper.
  4. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and cover.
  5. Simmer for 20 minutes.
  6. Add fresh or canned artichokes and simmer 10 minutes more, or till tender.
  7. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan or pasta pot bring 3 quarts water to boiling.
  8. Add pasta and reduce heat slightly.
  9. Boil for 5-8 minutes stirring occasionally.
  10. Immediately drain and return to warm pan; keep warm.
  11. In a small mixing bowl combine egg, lemon juice, cornstarch, and 1/2 cup warm chicken broth.
  12. Pour egg mixture into the lamb-artichoke mixture.
  13. Cook and stir over medium heat for 1 minute, or till thickened and bubbly.
  14. Cook and stir for 2 minutes more.
  15. Serve lamb mixture over hot cooked pasta.
  16. Garnish with parsley (optional).

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