Koofteh Rizeh

Recipe Description:

In Iran, meatballs come in all shapes and sizes, from generous, grapefruit-sized individual portions to carve into hungrily, to miniscule pebbles that show off a cook’s dedication to handcrafting each tasty little morsel. We’ve gone for a comfortable middle ground for these koofteh rizeh— ‘rizeh’ means small, while ‘koofteh’ refers to the traditional method of pummeling out the minced meat in a pestle & mortar. In typical Persian fashion, the heavy, spiced meat is balanced by a soothing, sweet sauce and the tongue-tingling sumac onion accompaniment— not forgetting, of course, the essential, sunny brightness of saffron rice.


  • Preparation time:

    For 2 - 35 minsFor 4 - 50 mins
  • Cooking time:

    For 2 - 60 minsFor 4 - 75 mins

    Nutritional Information:

    Per serving: Energy (kcal) 666 Fat 33g of which saturates 16g Carbohydrates 102g of which sugars 17g Protein 46g Salt 0.81

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    For 2 (for 4)

    Lamb Mince: 1 pack (2 packs)

    Panko Breadcrumbs: 1 pod (2 pods)

    Fragrant Flavour Fusion Blend: 1 pod (2 pods)

    Crushed Garlic: 1 sachet (2 sachets)

    Dried Oregano: 1 pod (2 pods)

    Chopped Tomatoes: 1 can (2 cans)

    Honey: 1 pod (2 pods)

    Basmati Rice: 1 pack (2 packs)

    Saffron: 1 pod (1 pod)

    Parsley: 1 bunch (2 bunches)

    Onion: 1 (2)

    Red Onion: 1 (2)

    Sumac: 1 pod (1 pod)

    Lemon: ½ (1)

    Dhana Jeeru Spices: 1 pod (2 pods)