We use cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Find out more

Moroccan Lamb Meatballs & Orzo

Moroccan Lamb Meatballs & Orzo

4.5rating out of 5

(425 reviews from our customers)

Prep Time

40 min



Redolent with the aromatic flavours of ginger and cinnamon, these Moroccan-inspired meatballs, known as kefta, will transport you to the streets of Marrakesh. To up the comfort factor, they're served with delicious stewed orzo, rich with walnuts and grated carrot.

Prep Time

40 min



What is Gousto all about?

We send you everything you need to cook amazing recipes like this, delivered right to your door. Leave the planning to us!

What is Gousto all about?

We send you everything you need to cook amazing recipes like this, delivered right to your door. Leave the planning to us!

For 2 people (double for 4)
1 brown onion
15g fresh root ginger
30g walnuts †
Panko breadcrumbs edit
30g panko breadcrumbs †
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
5g parsley
British Lamb mince2
250g British lamb mince
80g natural yoghurt †
Orzo pasta
100g orzo pasta †
1 carrot
tomato frito
1 tin of tomato frito
chicken stock cube (new 5/18)
1 chicken stock cube †
You Will Need
Butter, olive oil, pepper, salt

Nutritional Information*

Percentages are based on an adult's daily intake

  • 1 brown onion
  • 15g fresh root ginger
  • 1 bag of walnuts (25g)<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 30g panko breadcrumbs<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 5g parsley
  • 250g British lamb mince
  • 1 natural yoghurt pot (80g)<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 100g orzo pasta<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 can of tomato frito (200g)
  • 1 Knorr chicken stock cube<span class="strong">†</span>
Typical Values per 100g per serving
Energy 726 kJ
174 kcal
3260 kJ
780 kcal
of which saturates
8.4 g
2.6 g
37.6 g
11.5 g
of which sugars
16 g
4.4 g
71.7 g
19.9 g
Fibre 1.7 g 7.6 g
Protein 8.7 g 39.2 g
Salt 0.66 g 2.96 g
*Gousto’s nutritional information only applies to ingredients supplied by Gousto. The cooking process and additional ingredients added at home (listed under “What you’ll need”) will affect total values.
Ingredients contain
1 brown onion
brown onion
15g fresh root ginger
Ginger (100%) Keep the Ginger chilled.
1 bag of walnuts (25g)
walnut (100%). May contain peanut, sesame & other nuts
30g panko breadcrumbs
wheat flour (gluten), sugar, salt, yeast
1 tsp ground cinnamon
ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
cayenne pepper
5g parsley
flat parsley (100%)
250g British lamb mince
lamb (100%)
1 natural yoghurt pot (80g)
Organic whole milk natural yoghurt (100%) (milk)
100g orzo pasta
durum wheat semolina (gluten), water
1 carrot
1 can of tomato frito (200g)
tomato, olive oil, sugar, salt and thickener: modified corn starch
1 Knorr chicken stock cube
Salt, potato starch, vegetable fats (palm, shea butter, sal butter), yeast extract, sugar, chicken fat (2%), chicken (1%), spices (turmeric, pepper CELERY seeds), flavourings, onion powder, maltodextrin, lemon juice powder, parsley, caramel syrup, antioxidant (extracts of rosemary).
  • Allergens highlighted by † (nut, gluten, milk, celery)

In addition to the recipe specific allergen information provided, due to production and packing methods Gousto boxes may also contain low levels of the following allergens: Cereals containing gluten; Crustaceans; Eggs; Fish; Peanuts; Soya; Milk; Nuts: almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, cashews ,pecan nuts ,brazil nuts, pistachio nuts, macadamia nuts; Celery; Sesame; Sulphur dioxide and Sulphites; Lupin; Molluscs; Mustard.

Cooking Instructions
Instructions for 2 people (double for 4)
1 Moroccan Lamb Meatballs & Orzo

Boil a kettle 

Peel the brown onion[s] and chop 1/2 [1] onion finely

Grate the remaining onion 

Dissolve the chicken stock cube[s] in 350ml [700ml] boiled water 

2 Moroccan Lamb Meatballs & Orzo

Heat a large pot (preferably non-stick) over a low heat with a large knob of butter 

Once hot, add the chopped onion and cook for 6-7 min or until softened

3 Moroccan Lamb Meatballs & Orzo

Meanwhile, add the grated onion, lamb mince and panko breadcrumbs to a large bowl with a generous pinch of salt and pepper

Mix thoroughly with clean hands for 2-3 min or until everything's combined, then divide and shape into 6 [12] meatballs

Refrigerate until later

4 Moroccan Lamb Meatballs & Orzo

Once the onion is softened, add the orzo pasta to the pot and cook for 2-3 min or until lightly toasted 

Add the chicken stock and cook for 10-12 min or until tender and all the liquid has been absorbed  

Tip: stir the orzo occasionally so it doesn't stick to the bottom of the pan

5 Moroccan Lamb Meatballs & Orzo

Meanwhie, heat a large, wide-based pan (preferably non-stick) with a matching lid with a drizzle of olive oil over a medium heat

Once hot, add the meatballs and cook for 4-5 min, turning occasionally, until they are browned all over 

6 Moroccan Lamb Meatballs & Orzo

Meanwhile, peel and grate the carrot[s]

Peel (scrape the skin off with a teaspoon) and finely chop (or grate) the ginger

Chop the walnuts roughly 


7 Moroccan Lamb Meatballs & Orzo

Once browned, discard any excess oil and return the meatball pan to a medium-low heat

Add the ginger, cinnamon and cayenne pepper (Can't handle the heat? Go easy!) and cook for 1-2 min

Add the tomato frito and a splash of water to the pan and cook, covered, for 4-6 min or until cooked through

Meanwhile, pick the parsley leaves from their stems, discard the stems


Share Your Creations

Get social and share your best culinary Gousto creations on:

Once done, add the grated carrot and chopped walnuts to the orzo and give everything a good old mix up

Serve the lamb meatballs over the orzo with a dollop of natural yoghurt to the side

Garnish with the parsley leaves


Share this recipe