Ouzi Spiced Rice and Lamb

Ouzi Spiced Rice and Lamb

Serves 10 Serves 10
Ready in 120 min. Ready in 120 min.


  • Meat
  • 4 kg Lamb Shoulder cut into pieces
  • Water
  • 5 Bay Leaves
  • 5 Cardamom Seeds
  • 1 Dried Lemon or Lime
  • 4 tbsp All Spice
  • 1 Onion quartered
  • 3 tbsp Mild Curry
  • 1 dl Olive Oil
  • 0.5 dl Lemon Juice
  • 1 tbsp Paprika
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Rice & Veggies
  • 9.5 dl Basmati Rice
  • 2 tbsp All Spice
  • 2 tbsp Mild Curry
  • 4 tbsp Olive Oil
  • (1.5 l Beef Broth)
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 400 g frozen Emborg Mixed Vegetables
  • toasted
  • Handful Almonds or Pine Nuts toasted
  • Handful Parsley chopped

Ouzi Spiced Rice and Lamb is a traditional Middle Eastern feast fit for any family get-together. It’s an absolutely delicious dish that is worth showing off, and a hit with both kids and adults! 



Wash the meat under cold water and place in a large pot.

Cover the meat with water and bring to a boil.

Once water is boiling, carefully spoon off foam that rises to the top.

Add bay leaves, dried lime, cardamom, 2 tbsp curry, 3 tbsp all spice, onion, salt and pepper. Bring the heat down and cook for 1 hour and 45 minutes.

Take out a piece of meat and check that it easily falls apart. If not, put back for another 15 minutes.

Once the meat is ready, take the pieces out of the broth and place in a large pan. Save the broth.

Mix together olive oil, lemon juice, paprika, 1 tbsp all spice, 1 tbsp curry, salt and pepper, and drizzle over the meat. Cover with aluminium foil and set aside.

In a preheated 160°C oven, bake the meat for 10–15 minutes, then broil for 2 minutes for some added colour.


In a pot, heat 2 tbsp olive oil and add rice, 1 tbsp all spice, 1 tbsp curry and then the saved beef broth. Let it boil, and then simmer until rice is cooked. Add more broth if necessary.

Sauté Emborg Mixed Vegetables with 1 tbsp curry, 1 tbsp all spice and 2 tbsp olive oil in a pan until tender.

Sauté chopped almonds and pine nuts in a tbsp of olive oil until golden brown and set aside.

Serve by first putting the rice layer then the Mixed Vegetables then the pieces of meat garnished with toasted nuts and parsley.

Serve it as the family-dinner’s centrepiece for everyone to enjoy!