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Leftover Roast Lamb Pilaf with Pine Nuts

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This leftover roast lamb pilaf is a great way to use up leftovers and you could easily substitute the lamb for any other cooked meat!

This leftover roast lamb pilaf is a great way to use up leftovers and you could easily substitute the lamb for any other cooked meat!

Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links, which means we may receive a commission if you click a link and purchase something that we have recommended.

This leftover roast lamb pilaf is a great way to use up leftovers and you could easily substitute the lamb for any other cooked meat!

We cooked Will’s parents Sunday lunch a few weeks ago. Which was also the occasion that we realised there’s something slightly funky going on with our oven and it doesn’t get as hot as it should. Which is unfortunate when you’re trying to cook a fancy leg of lamb that you got from the fancy butchers and actually eat lunch at lunchtime.

Still, it turned out pretty delicious once we finally sat down to eat and we made loads of excellent side dishes including potatoes cooked in the juices from the lamb and cauliflower cheese with the perfect level of mushiness in the cauliflower which made it feel like you were eating cheesy clouds.

This leftover roast lamb pilaf is a great way to use up leftovers and you could easily substitute the lamb for any other cooked meat!

Now I think we’re all in agreement here that almost as good as eating the roast dinner itself is eating the leftovers.

When you fork out for a massive joint of meat, in the back of your mind you’re thinking about all the excellent things you’ll be able to make with all the meat that’s left behind when you’ve finished stuffing your face with carby meaty roast dinner goodness.

Ingredients you need to make this leftover roast lamb pilaf with pine nuts:

  • Olive Oil
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Cinnamon Stick
  • Pine Nuts
  • Cumin
  • Aleppo Pepper
  • Rice
  • Water
  • Cooked Lamb (or another meat of your choice)
  • Saffron Threads
  • Carrots
  • Coriander
  • Greek Yoghurt

Keep scrolling to get the full recipe for this leftover roast lamb pilaf with pine nuts…

This leftover roast lamb pilaf is a great way to use up leftovers and you could easily substitute the lamb for any other cooked meat!

So then we started thinking about what we could do with all that lamb. Since lamb goes amazingly well with spices and I haven’t used one of my favourite ever spices, aleppo pepper, in a while we decided to go with this leftover roast lamb pilaf.

We added in some cinnamon and cumin as well and the whole thing turned into a big tasty bowl of yum. If you’ve got any leftover roast lamb (or this would definitely work with any other meat) then please please make this leftover roast lamb pilaf!

This leftover roast lamb pilaf is a great way to use up leftovers and you could easily substitute the lamb for any other cooked meat!

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This leftover roast lamb pilaf is a great way to use up leftovers and you could easily substitute the lamb for any other cooked meat!
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Leftover Roast Lamb Pilaf with Pine Nuts

This leftover roast lamb pilaf is a great way to use up leftovers and you could easily substitute the lamb for any other cooked meat!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Turkish
Keyword lamb pilaf, leftover roast lamb, what to do with leftover roast lamb
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 703 kcal
Author Amy

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 medium Onion chopped
  • 2 cloves Garlic finely chopped
  • 1 Cinnamon Stick broken in half
  • 30 g Pine Nuts
  • 1 tbsp Cumin
  • 1 tsp Aleppo Pepper
  • 300 g Rice
  • 750 ml Water
  • 400-500 g Cooked Lamb cut into chunks
  • A pinch of Saffron Threads steeped in 50ml of warm water
  • 2 Carrots peeled and chopped into battons
  • Fresh Coriander/Cilantro to serve
  • Greek Yoghurt to serve

Instructions

  1. Place the oil and onion in a large saucepan then place over a low heat and allow the onions to slowly sweat for 5 minutes. Then add the garlic and pine nuts plus a good sprinkling of salt and pepper. After another 5 minutes add the cinnamon, cumin and aleppo pepper. Cook until fragrant.

  2. Tip in the uncooked rice and stir to combine with all the spices. Raise the heat to medium then add the water and saffron. Bring to a boil and simmer for 15 minutes, adding the carrots and lamb 10 minutes before the end of cooking. Serve with coriander (cilantro), yoghurt and an extra sprinkling of aleppo pepper.

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Nutrition Facts
Leftover Roast Lamb Pilaf with Pine Nuts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 703 Calories from Fat 324
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 36g 55%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 73mg 24%
Sodium 105mg 4%
Potassium 527mg 15%
Total Carbohydrates 68g 23%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 3g
Protein 23g 46%
Vitamin A 105.3%
Vitamin C 5.2%
Calcium 8.4%
Iron 21.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

This leftover roast lamb pilaf is a great way to use up leftovers and you could easily substitute the lamb for any other cooked meat!

 

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6 Comments

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    Leftover Roast Lamb Pilaf - Yum Goggle
    22/03/2017 at 11:52 PM

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    linda spiker
    21/08/2017 at 2:38 PM

    I don’t cook with lamb nearly enough! This looks fabulous!

  • Reply
    Sandi
    21/08/2017 at 3:14 PM

    What a delicious way to use leftovers. We love rice dishes here!

  • Reply
    Jagruti
    21/08/2017 at 3:19 PM

    I use pine nut many times,thanks for sharing

  • Reply
    Tina Dawson| Love is in my tummy
    21/08/2017 at 3:47 PM

    That is a flavorful one-pot meal that I’d love to have for lunch!

  • Reply
    Beth
    21/08/2017 at 4:30 PM

    Looks simply delicious! I’m a big fan of rice pilaf and lamb, so this recipe is getting saved!

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