lamb biryani


This is a speedy, high-carb rice and lamb dish with loads of veg; this ‘Biryani’ style stir-fry is ideal for bulking season.

There’s nothing wrong with pre-cooked microwave rice, just check there are no additives or preservatives. If you want to use standard rice, or switch the lamb out for a leaner meat, go for it, just make sure chicken or turkey is cooked for a couple of minutes longer. Will keep for 2-3 days in the fridge, so make extra for tupperware lunches.


Ingredients (to Serve 4):

  • 1 tbsp coconut oil,
  • 2 lamb Lamb leg steaks, without the bone,
  • ½  red onion, thinly sliced,
  • 2cm piece root ginger, chopped,
  • 2 red peppers, seeded and thinly sliced,
  • 200g trimmed green beans,
  • small handful of dessicated coconut,
  • ½ tsp cinnamon,
  • 2 x 250g pouches instant wholegrain or Basmati Rice,
  • large handful of flaked almonds,
  • large handful of pomegranate seeds.
  • 4 tbsp Lime or Mango Chutney to serve (optional).


  1. Microwave your rice according to packet instructions and set aside.
  2. Heat the coconut oil in a large, non-stick frying pan and cook the lamb, onion and ginger over a high heat for 3–4 minutes until the meat is browned. Tip onto a plate and return the pan to the heat.
  3. Add the peppers, beans and coconut to the pan and stir-fry for 3–4 minutes until the coconut is golden. If it starts sticking, add a bit more oil. Return the lamb and onion mixture to the pan along with the cinnamon and cook for 1 minute.
  4. Stir in the rice, lower the heat and cook for a further 5 minutes or so, stirring frequently, until the rice is piping hot and the peppers and beans are tender, but still a bit crunchy. Add the flakes almonds for a further minute.
  5. Divide between 4 bowls and top each with pomegranate seeds and a spoonful of chutney to serve.


Approx macros per serving (without chutney):

  • Calories: 460
  • Fat: 18g
  • Carbohydrates: 50g
  • Protein: 20g

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I’m Hannah, I run the blog I believe that in order to get the most out of your body, you need to focus on how you fuel it. I love creating nutritionally balanced, goal-focused recipes that provide energy & recovery after training. Out to prove that healthy eating & tracking macros doesn’t have to be all about brown rice & chicken!

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