Oregano lamb with fruity rice

This succulent, juicy lamb marinated with the fresh flavours of oregano and lemon will definitely impress your guests
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Oregano marinated lamb with fruity rice
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This succulent lamb is marinated with lemon and oregano and served with fruity rice
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Serves: 4


* 2 tbsp olive oil
* Grated zest and juice of one small lemon
* 7.5g fresh oregano, leaves only, roughly chopped
* 4 lamb leg steaks
* 225g long grain rice
* 1 cinnamon stick
* 75g pack soft apricots, roughly chopped
* 2 x 300g tubs Joubère vegetable stock, hot
* 2 tbsp pine nuts, toasted
* 10g fresh coriander, chopped


1. Using a fork, whisk the oil, lemon zest and juice, oregano and a little seasoning together in a wide, shallow non-metallic bowl.

2. Add the lamb leg steaks and turn to coat in the marinade. Cover and chill for 15 minutes.

3. Meanwhile, place the rice in a saucepan with the cinnamon stick and apricots, then pour in the hot vegetable stock and bring to the boil. Cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes, until all the liquid has been absorbed and the rice is tender.

4. About 10 minutes before the rice is ready, heat a frying pan until hot and add the lamb, reserving the marinade. Cook for 3-4 minutes on each side for medium-cooked meat.

5. Add the marinade and cook for a minute, then remove from the heat. Stir the pine nuts and coriander into the rice (discard the cinnamon).

6. Serve with the lamb, with the hot sauce spooned over.

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