Lebanese Lamb Rice

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

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Lebanese Lamb Rice

Cooking time
PREP TIME 25 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 15 mins
Servings
SERVES 4
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 40 mins

Ingredients

  • 2 bags Success® Jasmine Rice
  • 2 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 lb ground lamb
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 tsp ground cardamom
  • 3/4 tsp ground allspice
  • 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

  • Step 1

  • Prepare jasmine rice according to package directions.

    Step 2

  • Meanwhile, heat oil in a large skillet set over medium heat; cook lamb, cinnamon, cardamom, allspice and nutmeg for 8 to 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

  • In a small bowl, combine yogurt and ½ cup cucumber; spread onto platter or bowl. Top with lamb mixture. Sprinkle with remaining cucumber and mint before serving.

    Recipe Tip

    Serve with grilled pita or naan bread.