Lamb Pilaf is a hearty and flavoursome dish that's perfect for weeknight dinners or when having guests.  It's sure to impress with its fragrant spices and rich, earthy taste.

A Pilaf is rice that is cooked by absorption in stock with spices and it may also include meat and/or vegetables.

Preheat the oven


Preheat the oven to 200ºC / 400ºF then sauté onions in olive oil over a medium heat until softened.

Brown the lamb


Add the garlic, lamb, and spices, and cook until the lamb is well browned. Follow with a cup of stock and tsp of salt. Cook for 6-8mins.

Add other ingredients


Add the rice, apricots, remaining chicken stock, salt and pepper. Stir well, bring to a boil, put the lid on, and cook in the oven for 25mins.

Toppings & dressing


Place walnuts on a lined tray and bake with the pilaf for the final 10 mins. Then whisk together all ingredients for the dressing to combine.

Add toppings & dress


Remove the pilaf from the oven and rest for 10 mins then serve with walnuts plus other toppings of choice and drizzle with the dressing.