Middle Eastern Shredded Lamb With Chickpea Pilaf Rice

Middle Eastern Shredded Lamb With Chickpea Pilaf Rice

Middle Eastern Shredded Lamb With Chickpea Pilaf Rice

Introduction

Middle Eastern Shredded Lamb With Chickpea Pilaf Rice

This mouthwatering Middle Eastern Shredded Lamb With Chickpea Pilaf Rice is a delightful combination of aromatic spices, tender lamb, and fluffy rice. The lamb is slow-cooked until it falls apart, and the rice is infused with the flavors of chickpeas, onions, and herbs. This flavorful dish is perfect for a special occasion meal or a cozy dinner at home.

Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless lamb shoulder, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup basmati rice, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds, toasted
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • Lemon wedges, for garnish

Instructions:

Heat olive oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add the lamb and cook, stirring occasionally, until browned on all sides.

  2. Add the onion, garlic, cumin, coriander, turmeric, red pepper flakes, salt, and black pepper to the pot. Cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute.

  3. Stir in the chicken broth and water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 1 hour, or until the lamb is tender.

  4. While the lamb is cooking, prepare the rice. In a medium saucepan, combine the rice, chickpeas, and 2 cups of water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 15 minutes, or until the rice is cooked through.

  5. Fluff the rice with a fork and transfer to a serving dish. Top with the shredded lamb, parsley, cilantro, almonds, and raisins. Serve with lemon wedges.

Conclusion

middle eastern shredded lamb with chickpea pilaf rice recipe

This Middle Eastern Shredded Lamb With Chickpea Pilaf Rice is a delicious and easy-to-make dish that is sure to impress your friends and family. The lamb is so tender and flavorful, and the rice is perfectly cooked and fluffy. The combination of spices and herbs in this dish is simply amazing. I highly recommend trying this recipe if you are looking for a new and exciting dish to add to your repertoire.

Enjoy!

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