Khouzi Ala Timman (Iraqi Lamb Shanks and Rice) (Gluten-Free)

READY IN: 2hrs 30mins
Recipe by UmmBinat

Very good scaled-down version of the Arab Iraqi specialty of A Whole Lamb stuffed with rice. Adapted from The Complete Middle East Cookbook by Tess Mallos. Serve with Iraqi Rice (Timman) with or without using stock.

Top Review by Anonymous

This tastes just like the khouzi I had tasted when deployed with the U.S. Army to Iraq. Delicious!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Rinse lamb shanks and place in a large pot with cold water to just cover the meat.
  2. Add the noomi or lemon rind and bring slowly to a boil, skimming as required.
  3. In another pan gently fry the onion in the olive oil until transparent.
  4. Then add the bahrat & turmeric and fry for a further one minute.
  5. Add tomatoes, approximately 1 1/2 tsp salt and some pepper to taste and raisins if using.
  6. When lamb shank liquid is well skimmed and simmering, add the tomato mixture.
  7. Cover and simmer gently for 1 1/2-2 hours until meat is very tender. Towards the end of cooking, place the lid on an angle so that the liquid can reduce to a thick sauce and sqeeze the optional lemon.
  8. Arrange lamb shanks on a bed of Timman >>> Recipe #366129 pour over sauce and serve with a salad and khoubiz (flat bread).

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