Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross
Prep Time
38 Mins
4 servings (serving size: 1 2/3 cups)

Lamb, mint, and rice are a classic Greek combination.

How to Make It

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.

Ratings & Reviews

EllenDeller's Review

August 23, 2011
I made this exactly as written except that I added fresh oregano at the end and crushed red pepper. This is so delicious! We really loved it. I served with steamed broccoli & cauliflower and a yogurt-cucumber salad; we also had warmed whole wheat pita halves

sarahK's Review

February 08, 2009
really great and really easy. i was a little ambivalent about making it but the flavors really work well together. don't skip anything. we also made the accompanying green beans with feta and pine nuts and they were good too.

VirginiaABeagle's Review

September 02, 2012
My family loves this recipe! I've passed on my copy from the magazine so I had to look it up online. Easy and quick.

Rosemarie's Review

April 24, 2014
My family loves this,as have many I have served it to.Great flavors,and easy to prepare. great as a dish to bring to a gathering.You can also add bits of cooked lamb meat to it to make it more of a meal. love this recipe!

Aimerator's Review

November 09, 2010
This was a great hit for all my foodie friends- everyone loved it! I will be passing this recipe on!

dory92064's Review

December 09, 2008
This went together quickly, but even with the addition of cumin, oregano & thyme and served with a topping of crumbled feta cheese it was still pretty bland for my taste. I think next time I will add some red pepper flakes to add a little zing. Overall it was a tastey -- seasoning just needed little tweaking.

Crime girl's review

March 14, 2015
This was outstanding after I made some minor tweaks to amp up the flavor. I added Greek seasoning while the meat was cooking. Then towards the end I stirred in a little extra oregano and some garam masala. We put a tablespoon of feta on top as garnish and served with garlic naan from trader joe's. Absolutely delicious.

3 1/2 stars

January 26, 2017
Good, solid recipe.  Nothing I'd serve to guests but just fine for a busy work night.  I might cut back on the lemon juice a bit.