Korean Inspired Glazed Lamb Koftas
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Korean Inspired Glazed Lamb Koftas

with Smacked Cucumber and Jasmine Rice

Koftas (also known as 'kofte') are a popular type of meatball style dish. These Korean Inspired Glazed Lamb Koftas use the popular Korean condiment gochujang for a savoury-sweet flavour and are perfect for a balanced lifestyle.

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Cereals containing gluten

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Preparation Time35 minutes
Cooking time30 minutes


serving amount

150 grams

Jasmine Rice

150 grams

Green Beans

1 unit(s)


4 unit(s)

Garlic Clove

10 grams


(Contains Cereals containing gluten)

200 grams

Lamb Mince

1 unit(s)

Baby Cucumber

15 milliliter(s)

Soy Sauce

(Contains Cereals containing gluten, Soya)

50 grams

Gochujang Paste

(Contains Soya)

15 grams


5 grams

Roasted White Sesame Seeds

(Contains Sesame May contain Nuts, Peanut)

Not included in your delivery

300 milliliter(s)

Water for the Rice

¼ tsp

Salt for the Breadcrumbs

2 tbsp

Water for the Breadcrumbs

1 tsp

Sugar for the Pickle

2 tbsp

Water for the Sauce


Nutritional information

Energy (kJ)2568 kJ
Energy (kcal)614 kcal
Fat16.3 g
of which saturates6.8 g
Carbohydrate88 g
of which sugars17.8 g
Protein30.5 g
Salt4.01 g
Always refer to the product label for the most accurate ingredient and allergen information.


Lidded saucepan
Chopping Board
Garlic Press
Baking Tray
Large Bowl
Rolling Pin
Medium Bowl
Large Frying Pan



Preheat your oven to 220°C/200°C fan/gas mark 7.

Pour the water for the rice (see pantry for amount) into a medium saucepan with a tight-fitting lid.

Stir in the rice and 0.25 tsp salt and bring to the boil. Once boiling, turn the heat down to medium and cover with the lid.

Leave to cook for 10 mins, then remove the pan from the heat (still covered) and leave to the side for another 10 mins or until ready to serve (the rice will continue to cook in its own steam).


Meanwhile, trim the green beans.

Zest and cut the lime into wedges.

Peel and grate the garlic (or use a garlic press).


In a large bowl, combine the lime zest, breadcrumbs, salt and water for the breadcrumbs (see pantry for both amounts) and half the garlic, then add the lamb mince.

Season with pepper and mix together with your hands. Shape into mini sausage shapes, 4 per person. Flatten to make koftas. IMPORTANT: Wash your hands and equipment after handling raw mince.

Pop the koftas onto a large baking tray. When the oven is hot, bake on the top shelf until browned on the outside and cooked through, 12-15 mins. IMPORTANT: The koftas are cooked when no longer pink in the middle.


While the koftas are in the oven, wash out the (now empty) bowl.

Trim the cucumber, then pop onto a board and use a rolling pin to gently smack it a few times until split. Cut into roughly 1-2cm chunks.

In a medium bowl, combine a squeeze of lime juice, sugar for the pickle (see pantry for amount) and half the soy. Stir in the cucumber and set aside.

In the (now empty) large bowl, combine the gochujang paste, honey, water for the sauce (see pantry for amount) and remaining soy. TIP: If your honey has hardened, put the sachet in a bowl of hot water for 1 min to loosen.


Heat a drizzle of oil in a large frying pan on medium-high heat. Once hot, add the green beans and stir-fry until starting to char, 2-3 mins.

Stir in the remaining garlic, then turn the heat down to medium and cook for 1 min.

Add a splash of water and immediately cover with a lid or some foil. Cook until the beans are tender, 4-5 mins. Remove from the heat. Season with salt and pepper.

When the koftas are cooked, transfer them to the bowl with the gochujang honey. Turn to evenly coat. 


When everything's ready, share the rice between your bowls.

Top with the lamb koftas and any remaining gochujang honey from the bowl.  Serve the smacked cucumber and green beans in separate sections on the side.

Sprinkle the sesame seeds over the top. Serve with any remaining lime wedges on the side.