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Spiced red rice and lamb recipe

Spiced red rice and lamb recipe

3 ratings

There are thousands of different types of rice, all with unique flavours and textures. Red rice has a mild, nutty taste that pairs brilliantly with this fiery spiced lamb dish. Warmed with cumin and chilli, and balanced with cool tzatziki, this dish delivers a mighty flavour-kick. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 10 mins to prepare and 30 mins to cook, plus resting
  • 520 calories / serving
  • Healthy


  • 1.3ltrs chicken stock, made with 1 stock cube
  • 300g red rice
  • 1 tbsp olive or vegetable oil
  • 2 red onions, finely sliced
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp ground coriander
  • 2 tbsp ginger and garlic paste
  • 200g cherry tomatoes, halved
  • ½ broccoli, cut into small florets
  • 450g pack lamb leg steaks
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 15g flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  • 1 red chilli, ½ finely chopped, ½ sliced into rings
  • Greek-style yogurt or tzatziki, to serve (optional)
If you don't have red onions, try using white, brown or spring onions

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    17g 25%
  • Saturates

    6g 28%
  • Sugars

    6g 7%
  • Salt

    1.4g 23%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 60.7g Protein 33.1g Fibre 9g


  1. Bring the stock to a rolling boil in a large pan. Add the rice; boil for 30-35 mins until tender. When the stock’s almost absorbed, reduce the heat to low.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large, deep frying pan over a medium heat. Fry the onion and spices for 5 mins, then add 1 tbsp garlic and ginger paste and a splash of water; cook for 10 mins. Add the tomatoes, broccoli and a little water and increase the heat to high. Cook for 5 mins until the broccoli is just cooked. Stir in the rice and set aside.
  3. Meanwhile, heat a nonstick frying pan until very hot. Rub the remaining garlic paste and some seasoning over the lamb, then sear for 3 mins each side for medium rare or 4 mins each side for well done. Rest on a board for 5 mins, then slice.
  4. Stir the lemon juice, parsley and chopped chilli into the rice. Serve with the lamb, garnished with sliced chilli, and yogurt or tzatziki, if you like.

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