Pasta and Grains: Grain Dishes: Middle Eastern Style Rice Mix

Served warm or as a cold salad, try this appetizing mix of beef, chickpeas, rice, and spices.

Author: CalorieKing
Date: February 02, 2012

Serves: 6 person(s)
Yield: 6 x 1 cup servings

Preparation Time: 10 mins
Cooking Time: 30 mins
Extra Time: 30 mins (for pre-cooking rice)


    4 spring onions, chopped
    1/2 tsp ground cumin
    1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
    14 oz lean beef fillet, cut into strips
    4 cup cooked basmati rice
    1 Tbsp lemon juice
    1/2 red bell pepper, finely diced
    1 (10 oz) can chickpeas (garbanzos), drained
    1 cup low-fat plain yogurt
    1 Tbsp cornstarch
    1/2 tsp paprika


    Cook onion, cumin and cinnamon in a large non-stick skillet until softened.

    Add the beef, cooking until browned and cooked. Add the rice, lemon juice, bell pepper, and chickpeas, stirring until heated through.

    Fold through combined yogurt and cornstarch, heating without boiling. Sprinkle with paprika.

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Nutritional Information
(Per Serving)

Calories:340 cals
Kilojoules:1,420 kJ
Fat:5.0 g
Carbohydrates:48.4 g
Protein:24.1 g
Cholesterol:30.2 mg
Sodium:585 mg
Saturated Fat:1.6 g
Fiber:4.7 g
Calcium:137.0 mg
Total Sugars:5.9 g

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