Saturday, August 7, 2010

Bahrain - Lamb Machbous

I love lamb and I love rice so this seems like a winner!

Ingredients:

* 1 pound of diced lamb
* 1 tsp pepper
* 3/4 tsp coriander
* 3/4 tsp cinnamon
* 3/4 tsp cloves
* 1 tsp cumin
* 5 cardamon pods
* 1/8 tsp nutmeg
* 1 1/2 tsp paprika
* 2 tbls oil
* 1 onion
* 1 can of chopped tomatoes
* 2 tbls chopped parsley
* 1/2 tsp lime peel
* 1/2 tsp turmeric
* 2 cups of rice
* 2 cups of water



Combine the pepper, coriander, cinnamon, cloves, cumin, cardamon, nutmeg and paprika. Set it aside.



Heat the oil in a pan and add the diced lamb and the chopped onion. Cook until browned.



Add the spices, tomatoes, parsley, lime peel and turmeric. Stir in well.



Bring to the boil then simmer with the lid on for 30 minutes. Add the rice and water and simmer for a further 20-30 minutes.



Serve in a bowl with a bit more chopped parsley on top.



This was really flavorful. The lamb had taken on all the different spices and was lovely and tender. I ate it by scooping it up with pieces of flat bread. Delicious!

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