Lamb ouzi

Lamb ouzi is a traditional UAE dish that the whole family can enjoy. Chef Ali Fouad of Al Nafoorah in Jumeirah Emirates Towers shares an easy ouzi recipe that’s ideal for iftar
Lamb Ouzi is a lamb dish served on special occasions with onions, carrots and rice
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Lamb Ouzi is a lamb dish served on special occasions with onions, carrots and rice
August 02, 2018
Level Intermediate
Preparation Time 10 minutes
Cooking Time 40 minutes - 1 hour
Serves 3-4


PHOTO BY Ajith Narendra
RECIPE BY Ali Fouad
FOOD STYLING BY Ali Fouad

INGREDIENTS

250g spinneysFOOD Australian Organic Lamb Leg
25g onions, chopped
10g carrots, chopped
1-2 cinnamon sticks
2-3 whole bay leaves
spinneysFOOD Black Pepper
7g spinneysFOOD Turmeric Powder
200g spinneysFOOD Basmati Rice
50g ghee
100g spinneysFOOD Australian Organic Lamb, minced
½L lamb stock
1 tbsp Arabic seven spice mix
10g spinneysFOOD Salt
30g mixed nuts

METHOD

  • 1

    Preheat the oven to 180°C, gas mark 4.

  • 2

    Place the leg of lamb in a tray and cover with half of the chopped onions, all the chopped carrots, the cinnamon sticks and the bay leaves. Season with black pepper and sprinkle with turmeric.

  • 3

    Cook for 40 minutes to 1 hour.

  • 4

    In another pot, fry the rice, ghee and the other half of the chopped onions for 5 minutes.

  • 5

    Add the minced lamb to the rice and cover with ½ a litre of lamb stock, Arabic seven spices and salt. Cook for 12 minutes.

  • 6

    Place the rice on a tray and add the cooked lamb on top. Top with the nuts and serve with cucumber yoghurt as a side dish.

NOTES


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