Lamb steaks with Moroccan spiced rice

Lamb steaks with Moroccan spiced rice

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 20 mins


Serves 2
Try these lamb steaks with a Moroccan flavour

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal635
  • fat31g
  • saturates11g
  • carbs56g
  • sugars12g
  • fibre3g
  • protein37g
  • salt1.3g
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  • 100g basmati rice
  • ½ stock cube or 1 tsp stock powder
  • 4-6 lamb chops, depending on size, or 2 lamb leg steaks



    A lamb is a sheep that is under 1 year old; between 1 and 2 years old you will find it sold as…

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
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    Olive oil

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  • 1 onion, chopped



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 1 tbsp pine nuts
  • 1 tsp each ground cumin and coriander
  • 4 dried apricots, chopped



    A relative of the peach, nectarine, plum and cherry, apricots are fragrant, with a soft, velvety…

  • chopped parsley or coriander
  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges



    Oval in shape with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile…


  1. Put the rice in a pan with water to generously cover, and add the stock cube or powder. Bring to the boil, then simmer for 10-12 mins, until the rice is tender. Drain well.

  2. Heat the grill and season the steaks or chops. Grill for 3-4 mins on each side until cooked to your liking.

  3. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a pan, add the onion and fry gently for 5 mins until lightly coloured. Add the garlic and pine nuts, then fry until the nuts are lightly toasted. Stir in the spices, then add the apricots and rice and mix well, heating everything through. Stir through the parsley or coriander and serve with the steaks or chops, adding the lemon wedges for squeezing over.

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13th Dec, 2015
Made the rice to go with another lamb dish and it was really good. Just used some diluted lamb stock, rather than a stock cube (didn't have any cubes) but stuck to the instructions for the rest.
28th May, 2011
Made the rice to go with lamb koftas and spicy tomato sauce - very tasty
17th Sep, 2009
Made the rice only last night (should have doubled the quantity of the spices as I made more rice) but still really nice. We had lamb kebabs on the barbecue with peppers and onions with it and as another accompaniment I made the Griddled courgette salad with anchovies & capers, delicious.
30th Aug, 2008
Nice and easy and very tasty. I've used the rice as an accompaniment to lots of lamb dishes. Goes really well with lamb and vegetable kebabs.
28th Apr, 2008
A tip for travellers: when in Morocco buy the Knorr or Maggi brand stock cubes (available in lamb, beef, chicken, vegetable and fish) in the cardboard packs to take home - the taste is far superior and much less salty than those sold in the UK.
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