Beef Koftas With Cashews and Pine Nuts Basmati Rice

  • Difficulty: Basic
  • 45 minutes
  • 2 servings

Kofta is a type of Middle Eastern meatball. Season the meat with cinnamon and seven spices and place the meatballs on skewers. Make these beef koftas with cashews and pine nuts basmati rice anytime you want some fresh and surprising flavors on your plate.

Ingredients Needed for Beef Koftas With Cashews and Pine Nuts Basmati Rice

14 ounces of ground beef
½ red onion, diced
1 tablespoon chopped parsley
salt
½ teaspoon cinnamon powder
2 teaspoons of seven spice
2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
1 teaspoon butter
1 cashew
1 tablespoon pine nut
1 cup cooked basmati rice

How to Cook Beef Koftas With Cashews and Pine Nuts Basmati Rice

  1. Preheat the oven to 360 degrees F/180 degrees C.
  2. Add the ground beef to a bowl.
  3. Add the red onion, parsley, salt by taste, the cinnamon, and seven spices.
  4. Blend everything together with your hand.
  5. Use your hands to mold a quarter of the beef mixture around a wooden skewer into a 2.5 inch (6 cm) pointed-ended sausage.
  6. Repeat with the remaining beef mixture and skewers. Make 4 koftas.
  7. Drizzle some vegetable oil on a small ceramic baking tray.
  8. Place the koftas into the tray, then transfer to the oven and roast for 30 minutes.
  9. Meanwhile, drizzle some vegetable oil in a skillet, then add the butter.
  10. When the butter is melted, throw in the cashews and pine nuts.
  11. Stir for about 1 minute, then add the cooked rice.
  12. Season with salt and pepper.
  13. Serve the koftas with the basmati rice side.

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