Persian rice with all spice beef & pine nuts

30 Min
pretty easy
4 People
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Nutty brown rice infused with cinnamon tossed with spinach and pine nuts. Served with spiced beef mince and a fresh tomato salad.

No beef option - beef mince is replaced with chicken mince.
1. Place rice and cinnamon stick in a saucepan. Cover with water. Bring to the boil and simmer for 15-20 minutes, or until tender. Drain and remove cinnamon stick.

2. Rinse and finely slice spinach. Slice spring onions. 

Dice tomatoes, julienne or grate carrot and chop parsley. Wedge lemon. Keep separate.

3. Heat frypan over medium heat. Add sesame seeds and pine nuts. Toast for 3-4 minutes until golden. Remove from pan.

4. Reheat pan over medium heat with 1 tbsp oil. Add spinach, onions and 1 1/2 tsp turmeric. Cook for 2 minutes until until wilted. Remove and toss through rice along with nuts and seeds.

5. Increase pan heat to medium-high. Add 1 tbsp oil, beef mince and 2 tsp all spice. Cook for 6-8 minutes until cooked through. Season with salt and pepper.

6. Divide rice among plates and top with mince. Serve with fresh tomato and carrot. Scatter over parsley. Serve with lemon wedge and dollop of yoghurt.
Brown Rice 300g
Cinnamon Stick/Pine Nuts 1 Packet (40g)
English Spinach 1 Bunch
Spring Onions 1/3 Bunch *
Tomatoes 2
Carrot 1
Parsley 1 Packet
Lemon 1/2 *
Sesame Seeds 1/2 Packet (35g) *
Beef Mince 600g
Natural Yoghurt 1 Cup (250g) *

* Ingredient Also Used In Another Recipe

From your pantry:
oil (for cooking), salt, pepper, all spice, ground turmeric