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Pistachio dukkah lamb with saffron rice salad

8
8
8
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
45 min
Prep
15 min
Cook
30 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Moderate
Feeling like a refreshing summer night’s dish? Middle Eastern spiced lamb is paired perfectly with a minted yoghurt and rice salad to create a perfect dish for entertaining.

Ingredients

lean lamb round or topside mini roast

400 g, (buy 500g), trimmed

dukkah

1 tbs, (pistachio)

olive oil

1 tsp

basmati rice

cup(s)

dried saffron

2 g, (pinch)

tomato(es)

2 medium, cut into 1cm pieces

lebanese cucumber

1 medium, cut into 1cm pieces

raisins

2 tbs

red onion

¼ small, thinly sliced

99% fat-free plain Greek yoghurt

cup(s), (80g)

fresh mint

¼ cup(s)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 200°C or 180°C fan-forced. Sprinkle lamb with dukkah and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat oil in a non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat. Cook lamb for 2 minutes each side or until browned. Transfer to a baking dish. Bake for 25 minutes or until cooked to your liking. Cover lamb with foil and set aside to rest for 5 minutes before slicing thinly.
  3. Meanwhile, place rice, saffron and ⅔ cup (160ml) water in a small saucepan and bring to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 8 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside, covered, for 3 minutes or until liquid has absorbed and rice is tender. Transfer to a bowl.
  4. Add tomatoes, cucumber, raisins and onion to rice. Toss gently to combine. Season with salt and pepper. Top rice salad with lamb, yoghurt and mint to serve.

Notes

SERVING SUGGESTION: Baby spinach leaves.TIP: You can use ground turmeric instead of saffron

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