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This site is designed to help you if you are looking for ethnic recipes or meal ideas from around the globe. You can search for a recipe (using the search box on the right) or use the drop down menus at the top of the page which include region, country, base ingredient or "pot luck"

Turkish Recipe Ideas
Turkish Food and Drink Ideas

Lamb Pilav

This is a very popular Turkish recipe which is sometimes called Lamb Biryani, Lamb Pilaff or Rice with Lamb. Whether you need a main dish or side dish, there is probably a Lamb Pilav recipe perfect for you.

For US to UK equivalents see this rough guide

Recipe Ingredients:

  • 1/2 kg lamb, boneless and cubed
  • 2 cups rice
  • 4 green onions, finely sliced
  • 3 tomatoes, diced
  • Salt & black pepper
  • 50ml butter


Fill the pan with approximately 1 inch of water and simmer lamb for 50 min on low heat. Strain the water and save the stock.

In a large pan combine rice and lamb pieces. Add tomatoes, butter, salt, pepper, chopped green onions and stir well.

Add some stock to keep rice moist and cook for 1 hour on medium heat until the rice is cooked to your liking.

Serve lamb pilav with yogurt and onion salad.

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For US to UK equivalents for food weights and measurements see this rough guide

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