Greek Lamb Pilaf With Cinnamon Recipe

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Greek  Lamb Pilaf With Cinnamon
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  1. Place the onion in a deep 12 - inch skillet or flameproof casserole with a lid over medium heat; cover the pan. Let them stew, undisturbed, while you cut up the lamb, chop the garlic, and chop the tomatoes.
  2. Soak the raisins in the wine. After 5 or 10 minutes, uncover the pan and stir the onions; re-cover. When the onions are dry, slightly brown, and almost sticking to the pan, (another 10 minutes or so), add the olive oil and raise the heat to medium-high.
  3. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the onions are nicely browned. Add the garlic and stir. Add the tomatoes, raisins and wine, salt and pepper, cinnamon, bay leaf, pine nuts and rice; stir.
  4. Bring to a simmer and add the lamb and 2 cups hot water. Cover and cook very slowly for about 30 minutes, checking after about 20 minutes to make sure the mixture had not dried out; if it has, add a bit more water and re-cover.
  5. Check that the rice is done, if it is not, add a bit more water. Raise the heat to medium-high and cook until the mixture is moist but not swimming in liquid and the rice is fully cooked.
  6. Check the seasoning, garnish with parsley, and serve.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 536.69 Kcal (2247 kJ)
Calories from fat 339.26 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 37.7g 58%
Cholesterol 85.05mg 28%
Sodium 57.62mg 2%
Potassium 606.43mg 13%
Total Carbs 21.29g 7%
Sugars 4.67g 19%
Dietary Fiber 3.29g 13%
Protein 22.5g 45%
Vitamin C 13.3mg 22%
Iron 2.3mg 13%
Calcium 53.7mg 5%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 181.95 Kcal (762 kJ)
Calories from fat 115.02 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12.78g 58%
Cholesterol 28.83mg 28%
Sodium 19.54mg 2%
Potassium 205.6mg 13%
Total Carbs 7.22g 7%
Sugars 1.58g 19%
Dietary Fiber 1.11g 13%
Protein 7.63g 45%
Vitamin C 4.5mg 22%
Iron 0.8mg 13%
Calcium 18.2mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 13.2
  • 14

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • very low sodium

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