Valencian Lamb and Rice

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
30 min 1 h 15 min 10
Valencian Lamb and Rice
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200 gm Blood sausage, black pudding, raw (about 1 sausage)
4 tbsp Bread crumbs, plain
1 medium stalk(s) Celery
1/2 cup Chickpeas, raw
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
1 large Egg
200 gm Sausage, bratwurst, pork (about 1 sausage)
1 clove(s) Garlic (finely chopped)
200 gm Lamb, leg, lean (diced)
2 tbsp Olive Oil, Extra Virgin
3 tbsp Parsley, fresh (flat leaf, chopped)
1 parsnip(s) Parsnip
50 gm Pork, cured, ham, whole, lean, roasted (finely chopped)
1 ear Frozen pork ears (salted)
100 gm Pork, ground, lean
1 small Red onion
1 medium Turnip
1 1/2 cup White rice, short-grain, dry


Soak the chickpeas in water for 3-4 hours, then drain (Option to use canned chickpeas. Drained and rinsed)

Meanwhile, chop the onion, parsnip, celery and turnip into 2 cm dice and set aside. Bring 2 litres of water to a boil in a large pot. Add diced lamb and pig's ear (whole).

Bring water back to boil then reduce to a steady simmer and cook for 30 minutes. Next, add the drained chickpeas, diced onion, parsnip, celery and turnip and season to taste- if the pig's ear was slated you may not need any more salt.
Continue to simmer for another 20 minutes.

Meanwhile combine the pork mince with bread crumbs, cured ham, egg, cinnamon, and 1 tablespoon of chopped parsley. Season well. Take heaped tablespoons of the mixture and roll them into balls.

Add the whole sausages and the meatballs to the pot. Return to a simmer and cook for a further 10 minutes, or until the meatballs are firm to the touch and cooked through. Cover. Turn off heat.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (180 degrees Celsius). Place a heavy based flameproof casserole on stovetop over medium-high heat. Add the oil and chopped garlic and cook, stirring for 2 minutes or until the garlic is lightly golden. Add the rice and stir for a further 1 minute. Stir in 600 mL (21 fl oz) of the cooking liquid from the stew. Bring to the boil, cover and place in oven for 20 minutes or until rice is cooked. Gently reheat the stew and serve the rice, garnished with the remaining parsley.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 427
Calories from fat 199
Calories from saturated fat 64
Total Fat 22.1 g
Saturated Fat 7.2 g
Trans Fat 0.1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.5 g
Monounsaturated Fat 10.7 g
Cholesterol 97 mg
Sodium 456 mg
Potassium 381 mg
Total Carbohydrate 36 g
Dietary Fiber 3.0 g
Sugars 2.7 g
Protein 22.3 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Grain 0.9
Meat 1.1
Meat Alternative 0.3
Vegetables 0.8

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