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Quick Moroccan Lamb Mince with Herby Rice

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Our Moroccan lamb mince with rice is a quick and flavourful family dinner recipe. We use cheat ingredients to get big flavour fast with minimum effort!

Our easy Moroccan lamb mince recipe is utterly delicious and so quick and simple to throw together making it great for busy weeknight dinner. 

We use just a handful of cheat ingredients for big flavour and minimum effort and to get this on the table fast!

I always like to keep a few cheat ingredients in at home, they just make my life easier.

moroccan lamb mince with rice, scattered over are sultanas and flaked almonds, served with two chilli pickled chilli peppers.

Equipment Needed

  • Tablespoon
  • Chopping board
  • Sharp knife
  • Teaspoon
  • Frying pan
  • Saucepan with a lid
  • Weighing scales – or just estimate the almonds and raisins quantities

Moroccan Mince and Rice Ingredients

You’ll just need a selection of tasty ingredients and a few cheat items to make our delicious lamb and rice recipes

  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1 red onion – finely diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic – finely chopped
  • 500g lamb mince
  • 1 can chopped tomatoes – use the best quality you can as the flavour will be better
  • 2 tsp Moroccan seasoning mix – this is a great spice mix to keep in the cupboard at home, you can use it for adding extra flavour to stew, potato wedges, rice dishes or even just to sprinkle in scrambled eggs!
  • 50g flaked almonds
  • 50g juicy plump raisins
  • Bunch of coriander – roughly chopped
  • Seasalt and ground black pepper – to taste
  • 2 sachets of microwave rice – I tend to use a lemon and coriander flavour rice but just choose a flavour you like or go for the mixed rice/grain/pulses varieties
moroccan lamb mince with rice, scattered over are sultanas and flaked almonds, served with two chilli pickled chilli peppers.

How To Make Moroccan Lamb Mince

It’s super easy to make our lamb mince recipe – perfect for weeknight cooking!

Step One – fry the onions and garlic

  • Heat a splash of olive oil in a large frying pan – tip in the onions and garlic and gently sauté for 5 minutes.

Step Two – brown the lamb mince

  • Add the lamb mince and quickly brown.

Step Three – add the tomatoes and seasoning

  • Tip in the chopped tomatoes and Moroccan seasoning, season with sea salt and black pepper.

Step Four – cook the Moroccan lamb mince

  • Bring the pan to the boil then reduce the heat and simmer with the lid off (stirring often) for around 25-30 minutes.

Step Five – toast the almonds

  • Meanwhile toast the flaked almonds in a dry frying pan over a low heat until just browning then set aside.

Step Six – microwave the rice

  • Once the lamb is cooked through turn off the heat and set aside whilst you cook the rice (as per the packet instructions)

Step Seven – serve the Moroccan lamb mince

  • To serve – tip half a packet of rice into each bowl – top with the Moroccan lamb sauce then scatter over the flaked almonds, raisins and chopped coriander.

Make Our Moroccan Lamb Recipe Your Way…

We’ve popped some ideas below for taking our delicious lamb mince recipe and adding your own twist.

  • Switch the Moroccan seasoning for Indian spices, serve with rice and warmed naan bread.
  • Add in some fresh chopped chilli for a burst of heat.
  • Go vegetarian and use Quorn mince instead.

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How To Serve Moroccan Lamb Mince and Rice

  • You can serve our Moroccan mince with rice and a scattering of nuts and fresh chopped herbs.
  • Try serving the Moroccan mince with chickpeas and couscous salad.
  • Serve tasty lamb mince in toasted pitta breads with hummus and salad.

How to Make Moroccan Lamb Mince In The Slow Cooker

You can make our Moroccan lamb mince in the slow cooker – just add all the ingredients (other than the sachets of rice, nuts and sultanas), no need to brown the mince, just throw them all in and mix well.

Then cook on low for around 8 hours. If the sauce needs thickening, just use 2 tsp of cornflour stirred into a drop of water to make a paste, then stir through the mince and bring to the boil for a few minutes.

Then all that’s left to do is ping the rice sachets in the microwave when you get home and serve.

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Yield: Serves 4

Moroccan Lamb Mince and Rice

moroccan lamb mince with rice, scattered over are sultanas and flaked almonds, served with two chilli pickled chilli peppers.

Super flavoursome Moroccan lamb mince dish

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 tbs olive oil 
  • 1 red onion - finely diced 
  • 2 cloves garlic - finely chopped 
  • 500g lamb mince 
  • 1 can chopped tomatoes 
  • 2 tsp Moroccan seasoning 
  • 50g flaked almonds 
  • 50g sultanas 
  • bunch coriander - roughly chopped 
  • sea salt 
  • black pepper 
  • 2 sachets microwave rice 

Instructions

  1. Heat a splash of olive oil in a large frying pan - tip in the onions and garlic and gently sauté for 5 minutes.
  2. Add the lamb mince and brown.
  3. Tip in the chopped tomatoes and Moroccan seasoning, season with sea salt and black pepper.
  4. Bring the pan to the boil then reduce the heat and simmer with the lid off (stirring often) for around 25-30 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile toast the flaked almonds in a dry frying pan over a low heat until just browning then set aside.
  6. Once the lamb is cooked through turn off the heat and set aside whilst you cook the rice (as per the packet instructions)
  7. To serve - tip half a packet of rice into each bowl - top with the Moroccan lamb sauce then scatter over the flaked almonds, raisins and chopped coriander.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 712Total Fat: 42gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 24gCholesterol: 146mgSodium: 1088mgCarbohydrates: 40gFiber: 3gSugar: 10gProtein: 44g

Nutritional content will vary depending on the exact ingredients you use and how careful you are with measuring - this nutritional information is given as a general guide only and may not be accurate - you should always calculate your own nutritional information especially if you have specific dietary requirements.

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