Friday, March 20, 2009

Turkish Lamb & Rice

We have this little Mediterranean cookbook that we found on the bargain shelf at the bookstore. It only cost $4.00, but it has provided us with many tasty recipes.

1 T. olive oil
1 onion, finely chopped
1 t. cinnamon
2 t. cumin
1 t. coriander
10 oz. long grain rice
2 c. chicken stock
1 lb. ground lamb
1/2 t. allspice
2 T. olive oil, extra
2 tomatoes, cut into wedges
3 T. pistachios, chopped
2 T. currants or raisins
2 T. fresh cilantro, chopped

1. Saute onion in olive oil for 2-3 min, until soft. Stir in 1/2 t. cinnamon, 1 t. cumin & 1/2 t. coriander.
2. Stir in rice and add stock. Bring to boil, reduce & simmer, covered for 15 min.
3. Season lamb with allspice, and remaining cumin, cinnamon & coriander. Roll into walnut-size balls.
4. Heat the extra oil and fry mealballs for 5 min over medium heat. Add tomato & cook 3 min more.
5. Combine rice with meatballs. Stir in pistachios & currants. Garnish with cilantro.

1 comment:

Heidi said...

So I wanted to try this . . . but where do you get ground lamb????