Turkish lamb pilau

Turkish lamb pilau

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  • Easy
  • Serves 4

Serve up a basmati rice one pot flavoured with cinnamon, mint and apricot, studded with tender lamb

Nutrition: per serving
HighlightNutrientUnit
kcal584
fat24g
saturates9g
carbs65g
sugars0g
fibre3g
protein32g
low insalt1.4g
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Ingredients

Method

  • STEP 1

    Dry-fry the pine nuts or almonds in a large pan until lightly toasted, then tip onto a plate. Add the oil to the pan, then fry the onion and cinnamon together until starting to turn golden. Turn up the heat, stir in the lamb, fry until the meat changes colour, then tip in the rice and cook for 1 min, stirring all the time.

  • STEP 2

    Pour in 500ml boiling water, crumble in the stock cube, add the apricots, then season to taste. Turn the heat down, cover and simmer for 12 mins until the rice is tender and the stock has been absorbed. Toss in the pine nuts and mint and serve.

RECIPE TIPS
MAKING IT LIGHTER

Use chicken with chicken stock instead of lamb and currants instead of apricots.

IF YOU WANT TO USE A SLOW COOKER...

Take your time over this. Toast the nuts according to step 1 and set aside. Fry the onion, cinnamon and spices together for 5-10 mins. Turn up the heat and add the lamb and fry until it changes colour. Tip into the slow cooker with the rice and stir. Pour in the water, crumble the stock cube, add the apricots and season. Cook on Low for 3-4 hours until the rice is tender. Toss in the nuts and mint to serve.

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