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Lamb Pilau

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  Butter 1 1⁄2 Ounce (40 Gram / 3 Tablespoon)
  Onion 1 Large, finely chopped
  Lamb fillet 1 Pound, cut into small cubes (450 Gram)
  Ground cinnamon 2 1⁄2 Milliliter (1/2 Teaspoon)
  Tomato puree 30 Milliliter (2 Tablespoon)
  Chopped fresh parsley 45 Milliliter (3 Tablespoon)
  Dried apricots 4 Ounce, halved (115 Gram / 1/2 Cup, Ready To Eat)
  Pistachio nuts 3 Ounce (75 Gram / 3/4 Cup)
  Long grain rice 1 Pound, rinsed (450 Gram)
  Ground black pepper To Taste
  Flat leaf parsley 1 Tablespoon (For Garnish)
  Salt To Taste

1. Heat the butter in a large heavy-based pan. Add the onion and cook until soft and golden. Add the cubed lamb and brown on all sides. Add the cinnamon and season with salt and pepper. Cover and cook gently for 10 minutes.
2. Add the tomato puree and enough water to cover the meat. Stir in the parsley, bring to the boil, cover and simmer very gently for 1 1/2 hours, until the meat is tender. Chop the pistachio nuts.
3. Add enough water to the pan to make up to about 600 ml / 1 pint / 2 1/2 cups liquid. Add the apricots, pistachio nuts and rice, bring to the boil, cover tightly and simmer for about 20 minutes, until the rice is cooked. (You may need to add a little more water, if necessary.) Transfer to a warmed serving dish and garnish with pine nuts before serving.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Rice, Lamb
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
140 Minutes
Ready In: 
170 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 424 Calories from Fat 100

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 12 g17.7%

Saturated Fat 3.4 g17.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 48.9 mg16.3%

Sodium 102.2 mg4.3%

Total Carbohydrates 62 g20.5%

Dietary Fiber 3.3 g13.2%

Sugars 10.3 g

Protein 20 g39.4%

Vitamin A 27.1% Vitamin C 23.3%

Calcium 4.9% Iron 10.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Lamb Pilau Recipe