Round Meat Kebabs with Rice Pilaf

Round Meat Kebabs with Rice Pilaf

Sweet fried onions complement the sublime 'umami' of the smoothly-ground mincemeat. 

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Cooking Time40 minutes235kcalDifficulty:Medium

Ingredients

For the Kebabs

  • 4 tbspVegetable oil
  • 1Chopped onion
  • 1 lbGround beef or lamb
  • 2 tspPaprika
  • 1 tspCumin
  • Salt and pepper
  • Cayenne pepper (a dash)
  • 1 tspCinnamon
  • 3 tbspFresh chopped parsley
  • 2 tbspFresh chopped cilantro
  • 2 tbspMint leaves [for garnish]
  • Wooden skewers

FOR THE RICE PILAF

  • 1Chopped onion
  • 1Celery
  • 2 tbspOlive oil
  • 1 tspCinnamon
  • 1 cupLong grain rice
  • 2.25 cupsHot vegetable stock

Round Meat Kebabs

Steps

STEP 1

Heat 2 tbsp olive oil in a frying pan and cook the onion on medium to high heat for 3 to 4 mins until tender. 

STEP 2

Mix the fried onion with the ground meat, paprika, cumin, salt pepper, cayenne pepper, cinnamon, chopped parsley and cilantro. 

STEP 3

Use hands to further mix and mold into kebab meatballs. Load 3 balls per wooden skewer

STEP 4

Cook the meat kebabs in a big frying pan with 2 tbsp olive oil and add 1 or 2 tbsp water to keep them moist. 

STEP 5

Kebabs can also be cooked in an oven too at medium high temperature. 

STEP 6

When kebabs are all cooked, serve with rice pilaf. 

THE RICE PILAF

Steps

STEP 1

Cook onion and celery in a cooking pot until tender. 

STEP 2

Add cinnamon and rice. Stir to coat the rice grains with the oil. 

STEP 3

Pour the hot vegetable stock, mix and let boil for 1 min.

STEP 4

Turn the heat off and place lid on pot. 

STEP 5

After approx.15 mins, mix the rice with a fork to separate grains and serve with the kebabs. 

STEP 6

Garnish with chopped mint leaves.