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Iranian Lamb Stew

Iranian Lamb Stew

Ghormeh Sabzi with Fluffy Rice and Yoghurt

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This evening we bring you the spice of the month Ghormeh Sabzi! This herb mixture gives its name to the dish in which it is used, often said to be the national dish of Iran! Its history dates back over 2000 years! Ghormeh Sabzi translates to 'stewed herbs' and the herb blend contains feugreek leaves which give it its interesting and distinct flavour. With its delicious taste and texture this stew has definitely stood the test of time!


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Preparation Time30 minutes
Difficulty levelMedium
serving amount
Ingredientsarrow down iconarrow down icon
serving amount

1 unit(s)


2 unit(s)

Garlic Clove

1 tin(s)

Red Kidney Beans

150 grams

Basmati Rice

250 grams

Lamb Mince

¾ tsp

Ground Turmeric

1.5 tbsp

Sabzi Ghormeg

1 unit(s)

Chicken Stock Pot

1 bag(s)

Baby Spinach

1 unit(s)


1 pot(s)

Greek Style Yoghurt


Not included in your delivery

300 milliliter(s)

Water for the Rice

150 milliliter(s)

Water for the Lamb

Nutritional information
Nutritional informationarrow down iconarrow down icon
per serving
per 100g
Energy (kJ)2448 kJ
Energy (kcal)585 kcal
Fat17.0 g
of which saturates7.0 g
Carbohydrate58 g
of which sugars10.0 g
Protein45 g
Salt4.0 g
Always refer to the product label for the most accurate ingredient and allergen information.
Utensilsarrow down iconarrow down icon
Large Pan
Instructionsarrow up iconarrow up icon

Cut the onion in half, peel and thinly slice into half moons. Peel and grate the garlic. Drain and rinse the kidney beans.


Meanwhile, bring a a large saucepan of water (amount specified in the ingredient list) to the boil, add the rice and a pinch of salt and reduce the heat to medium-low. Cover and leave to simmer for 10 mins. Remove from the heat and leave to rest for another 10 mins. TIP: Don't peek under the lid until the 20 mins are up!


While your rice is cooking, heat a good glug of oil in another large saucepan on medium-high heat. Add the lamb mince. Cook for 8 mins until nicely browned. Once browned, add your onion. Cook until soft, 5 – 6 mins. Add the garlic, turmeric and sabzi ghormeh sabzi. Cook for 2 mins.


Add the kidney beans and chicken stock pot to the lamb along with the water (amount specified in the ingredient list). Bring to a gentle simmer, stirring to dissolve the stock pot. Simmer for 10 mins or until all excess liquid has evaporated.


Once cooked, fold the baby spinach into your lamb mixture, then squeeze in a dash of lime juice. Taste and add salt, black pepper and more lime juice if necessary. Simmer with a lid on for 2 more mins.


Fluff up your rice with a fork and spoon into bowls. Serve your ghormeh sabzi on top with a dollop of Greek yoghurt.