1. In a 2-quart flameproof casserole or a saucepan with a cover, heat the oil over moderate heat. Add the onion and noodles, and cook, stirring, until the noodles are golden— about 5 minutes.
2. Stir in the lamb, rice, raisins, beef broth, mint, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil, lower the heat, cover, and simmer for 30 minutes. Sprinkle with the almonds. Serve with Orange-Ginger Garrots.