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    Youvetsi (Greek lamb stew with orzo)

    A traditional Mediterranean one-pot supper. 

    • Preparation time: 10 minutes
    • Cooking time: 30 minutes

    Serves: 4


    1-2 tbsp essential Waitrose olive oil
    about 450g Welsh lamb leg steak, cut into large chunks
    1 essential Waitrose onion, nely diced
    1 rosemary sprig, leaves nely chopped
    1⁄2 tsp ground allspice
    2 bay leaves
    400g can chopped tomatoes with garlic and olive oil
    200ml fresh chicken stock
    2 tsp clear honey
    1⁄4 tsp salt
    200g essential Waitrose orzo
    120g essential Waitrose spinach leaves
    75g essential Waitrose feta, crumbled 


    1 Heat 1 tbsp oil in a casserole and brown the lamb in batches (adding more oil if needed), until golden; set aside on a plate. Add the onion and sauté for 5-10 minutes, until soft. Return the lamb to the pan, then stir in the rosemary, allspice and bay leaves. Cook for 1 minute, then add the tomatoes, stock, honey and salt. Bring to the boil, then simmer for 15 minutes.

    2 Meanwhile, rinse the orzo under cold water, then cook according to pack instructions. Drain, then rinse again under cold water and stir it into the casserole. Rinse the spinach and stir into the casserole too, until it wilts. Cover and set aside to rest for 2-3 minutes, then remove the bay leaves and serve, sprinkled with the feta. 

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