Delishuss Blog

Just another site

Easy Spiced Lamb May 2, 2011

Filed under: Meat,Rice and Grains,Weight Watchers Recipes — delishuss @ 4:13 pm
Tags: , ,

I love lamb and mix that with spices and you’ve a winning combination in my mind.  This is a weight watchers recipe from the Oriental Express cookbook.

Propoints value per serving – 1o

Serves 4


200g dried brown basmati rice, rinsed

125g fine green beans, trimmed

125g small cauliflower florets

low fat cooking spray

1 onion, chopped

3 large garlic cloves, chopped

2.5cm fresh root ginger

1 large courgette, diced

350g lean diced lamb, visible fat removed

50g dried apricots, chopped into small pieces

2 tablespoons garam masala

1/2 teaspoon chilli powder

salt and freshly ground black pepper


1.  Put the rice in a lided saucepan and cover with 450ml water. Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat to its lowest setting, cover, and simmer for 25 minutes until the water is absorbed and the grains are tender. Set aside for 5 minutes, covered, then remove the lid and leave to cool slightly.

2. Bring about 2.5cm of water to the boil in a lidded pan. Put the green beans and cauliflower in a steamer basket and place it over the pan. Cover and cook for 5 minutes until al dente. Alternatively, bring a small amount of water to boil and cook the vegetables for 5 minutes and then drain. Refresh under cold running water and then set aside.

3. Heat a large lidded non-stick frying pan. Spray with the cooking spray and stir fry the onion over a medium heat for 4 minutes. Add the garlic, ginger and courgette and stir fry for 3 minutes. Next, add the lamb and stir fry for a further 3 minutes until browned.

4. Add the apricots and spices, stir and then ad the green beans, cauliflower, rice and 5 tablespoons of water. Stir until combined and then cover with a lid and heat through for 5 minutes. Season before serving.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s