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    Lamb and Apricot Pilaf

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    1 hr 20 mins

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    evelyn/athens's Note:

    Slightly exotic, but not unfamiliar - comforting tastes.

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    1. 1
      In a large skillet, sauté one of the onions in the oil and 1 tblsp of the butter over moderate-high heat until browned lightly and transfer it with a slotted spoon to a bowl.
    2. 2
      Brown the lamb in batches, transferring it to the bowl.
    3. 3
      Return lamb mixture to skillet, add the apricots and stock, and simmer the mixture, covered, for 1 hour, or until lamb is very tender.
    4. 4
      In another skillet, sauté the remaining onion, green pepper and the garlic in the remaining 4 tblsps butter over moderate-high heat until the onion begins to brown.
    5. 5
      Stir in the almonds, tomato, raisins and the rice and cook over moderate heat, stirring, for 2 minutes, or until rice is slightly translucent.
    6. 6
      Add salt and pepper to taste and 4 cups of water.
    7. 7
      Bring to the boil and simmer, covered, 12 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.
    8. 8
      In a large casserole, spread 1/3 of the rice mixture in an even layer.
    9. 9
      Spoon ½ the lamb mixture over rice.
    10. 10
      Top with half the remaining rice, the lamb and what’s left of the rice (5 layers in all).
    11. 11
      Cook, covered, in 350F (175C) oven until heated through, about 20 minutes.
    12. 12
      Serve with yoghurt.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on August 23, 2013


      Loving this pilaf!! Added extra garlic, both as minced and as whole cloves since I love garlic and lamb takes to garlic so well. Recommend this to anyone wanting an easy to make dish for a dressy meal.

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    Nutritional Facts for Lamb and Apricot Pilaf

    Serving Size: 1 (378 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 756.0
    Calories from Fat 360
    Total Fat 40.0 g
    Saturated Fat 17.3 g
    Cholesterol 107.2 mg
    Sodium 291.3 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 72.8 g
    Dietary Fiber 4.2 g
    Sugars 16.0 g
    Protein 26.7 g

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