Lebanese Lamb Rice

Add Middle Eastern flavors to your next Easter dinner! Spices and sweet raisins bring rich flavor to this simple yet delicious Lebanese Lamb Rice.

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Cooking time
PREP TIME 10 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 15 mins
Servings
SERVES 4
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 25 mins

Ingredients

  • 2 bags Success® Jasmine Rice
  • 2 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 lb ground lamb
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 tsp ground allspice
  • 3/4 tsp ground cardamom
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup torn mint leaves, divided
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 3 tbsp chicken broth
  • 3 cups Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup thinly sliced cucumber, divided

Instructions

  • Take your taste buds on a trip with this Lebanese Lamb Rice dish. With warm spices, savory ground lamb, herbs and aromatic Success® Jasmine Rice, all served over cucumber and yogurt, this dish has a tempting combination of flavors, texture, and color the whole family will love.

    Step 1

  • Prepare rice according to package directions.

    Step 2

  • Meanwhile, heat oil in a large skillet set over medium heat. Add lamb, cinnamon, allspice, cardamom, and nutmeg and cook for 8-10 minutes, or until lamb is browned and cooked through. Season with salt.

    Step 3

  • Add cooked rice, 1/4 cup mint leaves, pine nuts, raisins and chicken broth to skillet. Stir to combine.

    Step 4

  • Combine yogurt and 1/2 cup cucumber in a small bowl. Spread yogurt mixture onto a platter or bowl. Top with lamb mixture. Sprinkle with remaining cucumber and mint before serving.

    Recipe Tip

    Serve this dish with grilled pita or naan bread on the side, for dipping.

    If you prefer, substitute ground beef or chicken for the lamb in this dish.

Travel With Food

When you aren’t able to travel to new and exotic places, the next best thing is to experience new cultures through international cuisine. This traditional Lebanese dish is the perfect opportunity to travel the world with food.

Using the spices and herbs you already have on your shelf, you can create new sweet and savory combinations to enjoy. Try blending yogurt with cucumber or tossing lamb in a combination of cinnamon, cardamom, allspice and nutmeg before cooking. To give your dish more aromatic flavor, use convenient Success® Boil-in-Bag Jasmine Rice for fluffy rice without the hassle.

To continue your travels through food, try a Thai Beef Massaman Curry, Argentine Chimichurri Shrimp and Rice or this Liberian Okra Soup, created by Deddeh Howard.

Holiday Delicacy

Layered with flavor, this delicious dish is perfect for sharing at your next holiday meal or get-together with friends or family. This recipe makes four servings, however if you need to make more, simply double or triple the recipe ingredients.