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Turkish Lamb and Apricot Pilau with Apricot Pilau Rice

  • Meat

Serve up a basmati rice one pot flavoured with Turkish spices, mint and apricot, studded with tender lamb. An easy weeknight dish that is quick and easy to make.

Nutrition Per Portion

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  • 0.0 min

    Bring a saucepan of water to the boil or boil the kettle - you will need 500ml of water for each stock cube.

  • 0.5 min

    Thinly slice the brown onion.

  • 1.5 min

    Halve the dried apricots.

  • 2.0 min

    Finely chop the fresh mint.

  • 3.0 min

    Heat a frying pan over medium heat.

  • 4.0 min

    Add the almond flakes and dry fry until lightly toasted.

  • 6.0 min

    Tip toasted almonds onto a plate and set aside for later.

  • 6.5 min

    Add the olive oil to a saucepan and heat over medium heat.

  • 7.5 min

    Add the onion and cinnamon until they start to turn golden.

  • 9.0 min

    Turn up the heat and then stir in the lamb cubes. Fry until the meat changes colour.

  • 11.5 min

    Tip in the rice and stir through.

  • 12.5 min

    Add the stock, coconut milk and apricots.

  • 13.5 min

    Season with salt, pepper and curry powder.

  • 14.0 min

    Turn down the heat, cover and simmer for 10-12 minutes, or until the rice is tender and the stock has been absorbed. Add any remaining stock or a little water if it begins to dry out too much.

  • 24.0 min

    Stir in half of the mint.

  • 25.0 min

    Distribute among serving plates.

  • 26.0 min

    Garnish with remaining mint and almond flakes.

  • Ingredients

    Coconut Milk

    Curry Powder

    Fresh Mint

    finely chopped

    Dried Apricots


    Chicken Stock

    combine each stock cube with 450-500ml of boiling water. Stir until dissolved. 120ml per person, each cube makes 500ml.

    White Rice

    Lamb Cubes

    Cinnamon Stick

    Brown Onion

    thinly sliced 1/3 onion per person

    Olive Oil

    1/2 tablespoon per person

    Almond Flakes

Reviews (1)


5 out of 5 stars
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This is probably my favourite recipe on livefresh. Really easy and tasty. I added some tomatoes.

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