Giouvetsi





Giouvetsi (also written Guvetsi) is very small pasta which looks like rice. It is made from wheat, however!

On Crete this very popular side dish is mostly eaten with meat. There are many variations, such as lamb giouvetsi, pork giouvetsi, beef giouvetsi. Having said that, there are endless possibilities, and its quite common to eat giouvetsi with vegetarian options, such as green beans.

Typically the meat is diced and is prepared with giouvetsi, garlic, tomatoes and onions in a clay pot.

Giouvetsi is almost always a main course, and costs between 6 - 8. Vegetarian versions sometimes cost a bit less. Giouvetsii can be bought in every supermarket on Crete you can find them nestling alongside more standard pasta variations, such as spaghetti and penne.

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