Middle Eastern Style Rice Mix

Middle Eastern Style Rice Mix

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


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Serves: 6 person(s) Change

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

Yield: 6 x 1 cup servings

Diabetes-Friendly Recipe High-Fiber Recipe High-Calcium Recipe


  • 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.

Nutritional Info (per serving)

CALORIES 340 cals
Kilojoules 1,420 kJ
Fat 5.0 g
Saturated Fat 1.6 g
Cholesterol 30 mg
Sodium 585 mg
Carbohydrates 48.4 g
Fiber 4.7 g
Total Sugars 5.9 g
Protein 24.1 g
Calcium 137.0 mg
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