Griddled lamb with wild rice salad

Griddled lamb with wild rice salad

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 35 mins

Easy

Serves 4
Pan-fried lamb cutlets pair beautifully with this colourful rice salad, studded with olives, diced tomatoes and toasted almonds

Nutrition and extra info

  • Gluten-free

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal634
  • fat34g
  • saturates8g
  • carbs49g
  • sugars4g
  • fibre3g
  • protein31g
  • salt1.3g
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Ingredients

  • 250g basmati & wild rice
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 2 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • 75g whole almonds
    Almond

    Almond

    arr-mund or al-mund

    Sweet almonds have a subtle fragrance that lends itself well to baking and also works well with…

  • 4 ripe tomatoes, diced
    Tomato

    Tomato

    toe-mart-oh

    A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…

  • 100g mixed black and green olives, marinated in garlic and oil (see tip), halved
  • handful flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  • 4 lamb cutlets

Method

  1. Cook the rice in boiling salted water following pack instructions. Drain and immediately run under cold water until the rice is completely cold.

  2. Meanwhile, put the oil, vinegar, garlic and cumin in a screw-top jar. Season generously and shake well to mix. Toast the almonds in a small frying pan, stirring, for 1-2 mins. Cool, then roughly chop.

  3. Mix the rice with the almonds, tomatoes, olives and parsley. Heat a griddle pan and season the lamb well. When the pan is hot, cook the lamb, turning occasionally, for 7-8 mins. Remove from the pan, cover with foil and leave to rest for 2 mins.

  4. Pour the dressing over the rice salad and mix well. Top with the lamb cutlets and serve.

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