Keema rice. This easy yet flavorful weeknight meal comes together in just 20 minutes. Ground lamb is flavored with aromatic spices and stir fried with fluffy rice to create a hearty meal for your loved ones. Veggies like spinach and green peas are optional, but they add color and nutrition.
Traditionally, spiced keema is a basic combination of ground (minced) lamb or mutton, spices and herbs. It’s an utterly delicious side with naans, parathas, and even rice. However, if you want to level up the dish and create a complete meal easily, here’s a simple yet flavorful recipe for a hearty dinner.
To make this simple keema rice, all you need is classic spiced keema and steamed basmati rice. Cooking ground meat in spices creates an amazingly delicious dish. From there, you can combine the two ingredients to whip up a delicious dish. While this dish is nutrient dense, don’t hesitate to add in more veggies like spinach and green peas.
How To Make Keema Rice
Cook rice – For this dish, you’ll need to cook rice separately. Once cooked, drain and set aside. Even though I have opted for basmati rice, long grain or jasmine rice work well in this recipe. Make sure rice is not overcooked and the grains are separate.
Cook keema – Start with sauteing cinnamon stick and then brown thinly sliced onions. When garlic and ginger turns fragrant, stir in the dried spices including ground turmeric and red chili powder.
When the spices are fragrant, sauté tomatoes until they turn mushy. Stir in lamb mince. Use a spoon to break down mince and brown evenly. This will take about 10-12 minutes. For the final flavor touch, add garam masala and mint leaves.
Stir in rice – Toss keema mixture with the rice. If you love adding veggies to rice, green peas and spinach make a delicious addition. Fried cashew nuts also make a crunchy addition to this keema rice.