Greek Lamb Pilaf

Greek Lamb PilafRecipe
Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross
Lamb, mint, and rice are a classic Greek combination.


4 servings (serving size: 1 2/3 cups)

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Recipe Time

Prep: 38 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 446
Caloriesfromfat 35 %
Fat 17.2 g
Satfat 7 g
Monofat 7.2 g
Polyfat 1.4 g
Protein 26 g
Carbohydrate 45 g
Fiber 2.4 g
Cholesterol 83 mg
Iron 2.5 mg
Sodium 748 mg
Calcium 61 mg


2 1/2 cups chopped onion (about 1 large onion)
3/4 cup chopped carrot (about 1 carrot)
3 garlic cloves, minced
3/4 pound lean ground lamb
1 cup uncooked long-grain rice
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 (14-ounce) can fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
1 cup chopped plum tomato (about 1 tomato)
1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley, divided
2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
3/4 teaspoon salt


1. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add first 4 ingredients to pan; cook 5 minutes, stirring to crumble lamb. Stir in rice and cinnamon; sauté 2 minutes. Stir in chicken broth; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat; stir in chopped tomato, 3 tablespoons parsley, mint, lemon juice, and salt. Cover and let stand 5 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining 1 tablespoon parsley.