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Rice and Lamb Kofta with Tahini Sauce Recipe

Rice and Lamb Kofta with Tahini Sauce
Rice and Lamb Kofta with Tahini Sauce

Preparation time: 60 minutes
Serves: 4
Level: Easy



500 grams lamb meat without fat, minced
1 teaspoon crushed garlic
¼ cup onion, finely chopped
1 teaspoon hot green pepper, finely chopped
¼ cup parsley, finely chopped
1 tablespoon grape vinegar or apple
2 teaspoon salt

Ground Spices

1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon mixed spices
½ teaspoon cinnamon powder
¼ teaspoon nutmeg


1 cup rice
2 cups chicken or beef broth
1 tablespoon onion , finely chopped
1 tablespoon margarine
Salt and black pepper to taste

Tahini sauce

1 cup tahini
3 cups water
2 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon crushed garlic
1 tablespoon salt
1 cup thin sliced onions
2 tablespoon olive oil
Salt and black pepper to taste

For garnish

¼ cup pine nuts



– Mix kofta ingredients very well.


– Wash rice and soak in warm water for half an hour and then drain it.

– In a saucepan, saute onion with margarine and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

– Add rice and stir.

– Add hot broth, leave uncovered over high heat until the broth becomes on the rice level.

– Reduce heat, cover the pan and leave for 10 minutes until the rice is cooked well.

– Pour into a bowl and leave to cool completely.

– Mix rice with meat well.

Form mixture into 7 cm length Fingers (Put your hand in cold water to
make the process easy). Place fingers in a greased oven tray adjacent to
each other.

– Preheat oven to 180°C. Put tray in the middle rack of the oven for about 15 minutes turning kofta into both sides.

Tahini sauce

– Mix tahini with water and salt, slowly add the water while stirring to keep the mixture smooth.

– Fry pine nuts in olive oil until golden brown. Remove from heat.

– Saute onion in the same oil on low heat, sprinkle with salt and pepper.

– Add garlic and stir.

– Add tahini sauce and stir well on medium heat until starts to boil.

– Add lemon juice and stir.

– Pour over Kofta then return the tray into the oven for another 5 minutes.

– Remove from oven. Pour into serving dish. Scatter pine nuts over the top. Serve

Source: Lebanese Recipes


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