Lamb Rice Stuffed Onions With Coriander Tomato Sauce

  • Difficulty: Medium
  • 55 minutes
  • 6 servings

Let’s stuff some onions with something good, shall we? A mixture of cumin-flavored hot lamb mince and rice would be just perfect. But this calls for a matching sauce. For this use a tomato base and flavor it with coriander.

Ingredients Needed for Lamb Rice Stuffed Onions With Coriander Tomato Sauce

    For the mince mixture:

    1 ½ pounds of lamb mince
    1 teaspoon cumin powder
    1 teaspoon chili flakes
    2 garlic cloves, diced
    ½ cup cooked rice
    3 large onions

    For the tomato sauce:

    1 teaspoon olive oil
    1 tablespoon butter
    1 large onion, diced
    2 tablespoons of tomato paste
    ½ cup tomato sauce
    1 cup chicken stock
    3 tablespoons of fresh coriander, chopped
    1 red onion for serving

How to Make Lamb Rice Stuffed Onions With Coriander Tomato Sauce

  1. For the mince mixture:

    Add the lamb mince to a saucepan over medium heat and break the meat into chunks. Season with salt and pepper, cumin powder and chili flakes, and add the garlic.

  2. Cook until browned while occasionally stirring. Add the cooked rice and stir for up to 2 minutes more.
  3. Assemble the stuffed onions:

    Make a vertical cut on each onion’s side. Separate the first 2-3 layers from each one and discard the rest.

  4. Fill them with the mince mixture. Set them aside.
  5. For the tomato mixture:

    Add the olive oil and butter to a skillet over low heat. Add the onion. Cook and stir until tender.

  6. Add the tomato paste and stir it in. Add the tomato sauce and chicken stock and bring to a boil.
  7. Season with salt and pepper, add the fresh coriander and stir them in.
  8. Transfer the tomato sauce to a baking dish. Place the stuffed onions inside the dish, too. Cover them with tomato sauce. Bake for 20 minutes at 350⁰F/175⁰C.
  9. Serve garnished with some diced red onion.

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