Hello lovely people of YouTube and welcome back to Akis Kitchen! Today, I have a very comfort, Greek food called Yuvarlakia! It is actually extremely aromatic meatballs with rice dill, rosemary and lemon zest combined with a smooth and creamy yogurt sauce that will drive you wild! A dish with a great taste and character! So, let’s start making the yuvarlakia. Actually, I have to admit that this is the easiest way to make the perfect soup, combining meat and rice, and herbs… so easy and so tasty at the same time! Look at that. Now, we need first of all one onion and you need to extremely thinly dice the onion. So, finely chop the onion… like this. And the onion goes inside the bowl, like this. Just to know, Greek cuisine is the simplest cuisine all over the world but you have to put very good ingredients to make it nice. Now, we have onion we have garlic… one clove of garlic, again finely chop the garlic, like this. And the garlic goes in. Now it’s time for the herbs. We have dill and we have mint. Don’t be stingy with mint be a little bit stingy with dill. We don’t need a lot of dill because it will cover all the other tastes of the ingredients. Now, add the dill and of course the mint. Mint goes in. We’ll add a little bit of thyme. Thyme goes in. Now, in Greece we love lemon. Two lemons… take only the zest. Salt… and pepper. And actually, this is a good starter to make a very nice and tasty food. Look at that… onion, lemon, garlic, lots of herbs! We know from the start that the food will be lovely and tasty. Now, add the rice and the ground beef. One egg. Put some gloves… And what did I forget? Of course, I forgot to add the secret of life extra virgin Greek olive oil. Put some olive oil in and mix everything together. This is a very, very unique and very, very simple recipe that you will love. And a very traditional Greek recipe. Now, this was the easy part of the recipe. The hard part in the recipe is to cook everything together. How will we do that? It’s not so hard, it’s so easy because actually we need a pot… and we need to make all this lovely filling into nice balls and put them inside the pot. I love this recipe because it is so easy to make, really. And actually, if you think about it all this lovely meat and herbs will cook with the water inside here and will make the best stock ever. We’ll use this stock to serve with the meatballs. I love this recipe, so easy, everybody can do it. And so, so tasty. And it’s time to add very gently the water, at room temperature please. Inside the pot…beauty! Some rosemary. We need some lemon. Take the peeler… some skin inside. Rosemary and lemon for me, is one of the best combinations ever. One chicken cube… and some bay leaves. Put on heat and from the moment that the water starts to boil you will count 30-40 minutes. But you need to simmer do not overboil. Because if you overboil your meatballs will actually crack and break. We need to simmer in low heat for 30-40 minutes. My yuvarlakia are ready! Take off the heat… Very simple recipe. We need Greek yogurt strained yogurt to give some thickness to the sauce. We need the juice of one lemon… inside, voila! Some salt and pepper… and a pinch of salt. A little bit of dill… inside. And whisk all the ingredients together. Now, take the broth of the yuvarlakia pour it inside the yogurt… and whisk very well until combined. It smells so delicious, look at this! Pour that in… and look at this. The healthiest soup ever! Now, I want to make this movement to make sure that the sauce goes everywhere. And look at this! It’s time to serve so simple and so, so nice! Look at this! This is a Greek type of meatballs called yuvarlakia. This is a recipe that you will love! Look at this! And how do we serve this lovely yuvarlakia? I will show you. First of all we need some feta cheese. Olive oil… and of course, some oregano. We love this flavor. Then, we need some nice bread. Because you have to soak all this lovely broth from the yuvarlakia… and I will put it next to it, here, like this. A little bit of dill on top, a little bit of pepper. And just some wedges of lemon… here. So, if somebody wants more lemon, he’ll add more lemon. And a little bit of zest. Voila! This is lovely, so simple and so nice! I told you, Greek cuisine is amazing! So simple recipes but at the end, they are so tasty and so healthy! So, if you like that video, you have to subscribe to my channel, make comments underneath the video and of course, share this lovely recipe with your friends! Make some yuvarlakia, invite your Greek friends, take some photos… and see you next time! Bye bye, yia sas!