A few years ago, my beautiful friend Vivi taught me to make her tender lamb rice recipe from Israel. It’s a simple dish to make and packed full of flavor and taste. Since then, it has been one of my favorite dishes to eat.
The idea of having a close girlfriend who only lives two doors away and also loves to cook is priceless! One of our favorite things to do, especially in the winter months of Minnesota, is to get together with our families and cook a great big meal. This is how I learned to cook Israeli food. I can honestly say that there is nothing but goodness simmering between ingredients when it comes to food from this ancient culture.
Lamb rice is an extremely versatile dish, which can be served as a side or a standalone paired with a salad or vegetable. One of my favorite combinations for an authentic Mediterranean meal is to serve it with a Tabouli salad and Chicken Shoshi if I want an optional meat as a main course. One of the things I love most about lamb rice is how delightful it still taste the next day. That is, if you have anything left from the night before. In my house, that’s rarely the case since my entire family usually devours the entire dish by the end of the meal. Give this recipe a go and let me know how you like it. If you are anything like me, it will end up at the top of your “favorites” list the very first time you try it!
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