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).
- Microwave your rice according to packet instructions and set aside.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
Guest Author Bio:
I’m Hannah, I run the blog www.corekitchen.co.uk. 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!