Mediterranean Lamb Bowl with Turmeric Rice

Mediterranean Lamb Bowl with Turmeric Rice

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Mediterranean Lamb Bowl with Turmeric Rice

This Mediterranean Lamb Bowl served with turmeric rice is a healthy and nutritious dinner that will please the whole family.

This recipe was provided by our wonderful Chef Carol at Guardian Preston West.



  • 1 kg lamb mince
  • 1 brown onion
  • 1 tbsp crushed garlic/ ginger
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tbsp Moroccan spice/ paprika
  • 1 pinch cinnamon
  • 1 diced tomato can
  • Salt to taste


  • 1 can chickpeas
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 1 tsp crushed garlic
  • 1 tsp cumin/ salt


  • 2 cups Basmati rice
  • 2 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp crushed garlic
  • 4 cups water


    1. Brown the onions and add the garlic and ginger, cook for a few minutes.
    2. Add the mince and cook until it starts sticking to the pot, stirring not to burn.
    3. Once the beef is cooked, drain it at the sink with a colander to get rid of the excess fat.
    4. Return beef to the pot, add diced tomatoes and all the spices.
    5. Add some water depending on how much gravy you want.
    6. Cook on medium heat for another 20 minutes.
    7. Drain the chickpeas and reserve the water from the can.
    8. In a blender or food processor, add the chickpeas and all the other ingredients for the hummus.
    9. Start blending and add the chickpea water as needed to make it creamy.
    10. Wash the rice well and drain.
    11. Fry the garlic in olive oil until it starts browning, add the rice and keep stirring so it doesn’t stick to the pot.
    12. Add the salt and turmeric and 4 cups of boiling water.
    13. Stir the rice and bring it to a boil, lower the heat.
    14. Once the water is at the rice level, cover and cook on low heat for about 10 min or until no more liquid is in the rice.
    15. Remove from heat and keep it covered for another 5 minutes before serving.
    16. Serve meat, rice and hummus together for a delicious dinner!

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