Lamb Koftas with Homemade Tzatziki Wholemeal Rice

Nutrition per serving

Calories774 kcal
Protein37.8 g
Carbs52.6 g
Fats45.4 g
Saturated Fat19.4 g
Monounsaturated Fat18.6 g
Polyunsaturated Fat4.1 g
Sugars1.6 g
Fiber3.3 g
Sodium262 mg

Ingredients

Fresh Dill Weed
Cucumber, with peel
Lemon
Garlic
Brown Rice (medium-grain)
Lamb, ground
Greek Yogurt
Shawarma Seasoning
Preparations
1. Preheat the grill to high heat.

2. Place the bamboo skewers in some water to prevent them from burning.

3. Peel/finely dice a quarter clove of garlic.

4. Chop the dill leaves.
  
Cooking Instructions
1. Rinse the rice in a sieve under cold running water for 30 seconds. Add to a medium pot of lightly salted boiling water and cook for about 20 minutes until tender. Add more water if needed. Drain, return to pot and cover with a cloth until serving.

2. Meanwhile, in a mixing bowl, add the lamb, shawarma seasoning, ½ of the diced garlic, a pinch of salt (optional) and pepper and mix well to combine.

3. Divide the mixture into 2 equal portions and with damp hands, shape the meat around and along the skewers. Grill near the heat for about 10-12 minutes and turn every few minutes until browned.

4. To make the Tzatziki, in a small bowl, add 2 tbsp of Greek yoghurt with a ¼ cup of the diced cucumber, ¼ tsp of grated lemon zest, ¼ tsp of lemon juice, the remaining garlic, chopped dill, a pinch of salt (optional) and pepper and mix well to combine.

5. Serve the skewers on top of the rice with the Tzatziki on the side.