Looking for a rice recipe that is great for summer cooking? We are featuring a rice recipe called "Lamb and Rice Koftas with Tahini Sauce" which will certainly add delight to your summer.
Lamb and Rice Koftas
Lamb and Rice Koftas with Tahini Sauce
Tahini Yogurt Sauce: 1/2 cup plain Greek or Balkan-style yogurt 125 mL 3 tbsp tahini 45 mL 1 1/2 tbsp lemon juice 22 mL 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil 15 mL 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley or dill 30 ml Pinch each salt and cayenne pepper Pinch
Lamb Koftas: 1/2 cup shelled pistachio nuts or cashews 125 ml 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley 60 mL 2 green onions, chopped 2 1 egg 1 1 clove garlic, chopped 1 1 tsp each dried mint, ground coriander and paprika 5 ml 1/2 tsp salt 2 mL 1/4 tsp each cinnamon and freshly ground pepper 1 ml 1 cup cooked and cooled U.S. white or brown rice 250 ml 1 lb ground lamb 500 g 2 pieces naan bread, halved 2 1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion 60 ml 12 cherry tomatoes, halved 12 4 radishes, thinly sliced 4
Tahini Yogurt Sauce: In small bowl, mix together yogurt, tahini, lemon juice, olive oil, half of the parsley, the salt and cayenne. Stir in 3 tbsp (45 mL) water, or enough to make a thick yet pourable consistency; set aside.
Lamb Koftas: In food processor, purée pistachios, parsley, green onions, 3 tbsp (45 mL) water, egg, garlic, mint, coriander, paprika, salt, cinnamon and pepper until smooth, stopping to scrape down sides. Transfer to bowl; stir in rice until combined. Add lamb, mixing well.
Divide into 8 portions; form each into elongated egg shape. Thread 1 kofta onto each of 8 metal or soaked wooden skewers. Grill skewers, covered, on greased grill or in greased grill pan (if in grill pan, omit skewers) over medium heat, turning twice to create 3 sides, until no longer pink inside, 10 to 12 minutes.
Grill naan bread until warmed through, about 30 seconds; transfer to plates, along with two skewers each. Scatter red onion, tomatoes, radishes and remaining parsley on top. Serve with Tahini yogurt sauce drizzled overtop.
Makes: 4 servings
PER SERVING (2 koftas with naan and sauce): 681 calories, 38 g fat, 11 g saturated fat, 137 mg cholesterol, 1020 mg sodium, 46 g carbohydrates, 5 g fibre, 39 g protein. % RDI: 17% calcium, 52% iron, 9% vitamin A, 33% vitamin C.
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