Friday, September 18, 2015

Rice and Lamb Kofta with Tahini Sauce Recipe

Rice and Lamb Kofta with Tahini Sauce
Rice and Lamb Kofta with Tahini Sauce

Preparation time: 60 minutes
Serves: 4
Level: Easy

Ingredients

Kofta

500 grams lamb meat without fat, minced
1 teaspoon crushed garlic
¼ cup onion, finely chopped
1 teaspoon hot green pepper, finely chopped
¼ cup parsley, finely chopped
1 tablespoon grape vinegar or apple
2 teaspoon salt

Ground Spices

1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon mixed spices
½ teaspoon cinnamon powder
¼ teaspoon nutmeg

Rice

1 cup rice
2 cups chicken or beef broth
1 tablespoon onion , finely chopped
1 tablespoon margarine
Salt and black pepper to taste

Tahini sauce

1 cup tahini
3 cups water
2 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon crushed garlic
1 tablespoon salt
1 cup thin sliced onions
2 tablespoon olive oil
Salt and black pepper to taste

For garnish

¼ cup pine nuts

Directions

Kofta

- Mix kofta ingredients very well.

Rice

- Wash rice and soak in warm water for half an hour and then drain it.

- In a saucepan, saute onion with margarine and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

- Add rice and stir.

- Add hot broth, leave uncovered over high heat until the broth becomes on the rice level.

- Reduce heat, cover the pan and leave for 10 minutes until the rice is cooked well.

- Pour into a bowl and leave to cool completely.

- Mix rice with meat well.

- Form mixture into 7 cm length Fingers (Put your hand in cold water to make the process easy). Place fingers in a greased oven tray adjacent to each other.

- Preheat oven to 180°C. Put tray in the middle rack of the oven for about 15 minutes turning kofta into both sides.

Tahini sauce

- Mix tahini with water and salt, slowly add the water while stirring to keep the mixture smooth.

- Fry pine nuts in olive oil until golden brown. Remove from heat.

- Saute onion in the same oil on low heat, sprinkle with salt and pepper.

- Add garlic and stir.

- Add tahini sauce and stir well on medium heat until starts to boil.

- Add lemon juice and stir.

- Pour over Kofta then return the tray into the oven for another 5 minutes.

- Remove from oven. Pour into serving dish. Scatter pine nuts over the top. Serve

Source: Lebanese Recipes

 

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