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Delicious Spiced Lamb Pilaf

  • Author: Myles
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x


This Spiced Lamb Pilaf recipe is something that you can proudly serve to your family members, friends, and guests. It is an excellent main course for a weekend dinner or even when you are having a party. It is packed with flavors and really delicious. This Pilaf is a great way to enjoy rice!



500 grams lamb (shredded)

450 grams of basmati rice

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

3 garlic cloves (finely chopped)

1 large onion (finely chopped)

4 cloves

8 cardamom pods (crushed)

1 large cinnamon stick

2 teaspoons turmeric

2 lamb stock cubes

100 grams raisins

5 spring onions (finely chopped)

3 tomatoes (deseeded and roughly chopped)

small bunch parsley (roughly chopped)

small bunch coriander (roughly chopped)

50 grams of almonds (flaked, toasted)

200 ml natural yogurt (for serving)


  1. Heat vegetable oil in a large pan over medium heat and cook the onion until translucent. Add the garlic and spices, and cook for about 2 minutes.
  2. Boil about 1.2 liters of water and add the stock cubes.
  3. Put the rice and shredded lamb in the pan and stir well to coat the grains with the oil and spices. Add to the stock and bring to a boil on low heat. Cook until the stock is absorbed and the rice is tender.
  4. Remove from heat and add the raisins, tomatoes, herbs, and spring onions. Mix well.
  5. Top with herbs and almonds. Drizzle with yogurt before serving.


Add a little bit more parsley and coriander for serving.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes