Spicy lamb & feta skewers with Greek brown rice salad

Spicy lamb & feta skewers with Greek brown rice salad

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(15 ratings)

Prep: 25 mins Cook: 20 mins - 25 mins


Serves 6
Kofta-style kebabs with feta, harissa and onion, served with a wholesome basmati rice flavoured with parsley and mint

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal423
  • fat18g
  • saturates7g
  • carbs42g
  • sugars5g
  • fibre5g
  • protein23g
  • salt1.2g


  • 300g brown basmati rice
  • 500g lamb mince
  • 1 tbsp harissa



    This hot, aromatic paste made from chilli and assorted spices and herbs is spicy and…

  • 50g feta cheese
  • 1 large red onion, ½ thinly sliced, ½ grated
  • large handful parsley, roughly chopped



    One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…

  • large handful mint, roughly chopped



    There are several types of mint, each with its own subtle difference in flavour and appearance.…

  • 85g pitted black kalamata olive, quartered
  • 1 cucumber, diced
  • 300g cherry tomato, halved
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
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  • juice 1 lemon



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  1. Soak 12 wooden skewers in water for 30 mins. Cook the rice following pack instructions, then rinse under cold water and drain thoroughly.

  2. Heat the grill. Mix the mince with the harissa, feta, grated onion and seasoning. Form into 12 sausage shapes and thread onto the skewers. Lay on a non-stick baking tray and grill for 6-8 mins, turning until cooked through and slightly browned.

  3. Mix the brown rice with the remaining ingredients and some seasoning. Serve alongside the hot skewers.

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4th Aug, 2017
So simple and delicious - perfect for a warm day. I actually just made 6 big koftas. Will definitely be making this again.
10th Sep, 2014
Made this for my family for tea, very easy to make and tastes amazing. Loved the idea of mixing the feta with the mince before cooking, the flavours complimented each other so well! Will make again.
22nd May, 2014
Very easy to make and really delicious!
17th May, 2014
Delicious, really quick and easy to cook. I think I made my skewers a bit too small as it made way more than 12.
13th Aug, 2013
I used minced beef (just coz it's cheaper than lamb) and used white rice instead of brown. Really tasty and healthy and my 2 and 4 year old liked it too.
5th Aug, 2013
Absolutely fantastic.Tescos delivered me tagine instead of harrissa paste,but tried it anyway with an extra chilli...so nice .
29th Jul, 2013
Made this dinner last night, was really delicious and easy to prepare. I only made the kebabs, as not a fan of brown rice, I served it with a bulgar wheat salas instead. I think that next time I would add some extra harissa as there was too not much of a kick. I also cooked them on a griddle pan rather than under the grill, which worked completely fine. Would recommend this recipe, and will definitely be making it again.
24th Jul, 2013
Made this tonight and it went down a storm. Few changes to the recipe though - I added 2 garlic cloves and some extra harissa to the kofta mixture and I added a finely chopped red chilli to the rice. Was very nice and will make it again soon.
24th Jul, 2013
Great summery taste, made with different ingredients and real range of complementary flavours. The mint- from our garden- was particularly nice. I made it with mixed long grain and wild rice and made little 'sausages' ( no skewers)
Sweet Pea K
7th Apr, 2014
Can I freeze the kebabs?
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