Friday, July 20, 2012

Persian beef kebabs with Spiced Jasmine Rice

As promised it is time for Red Meat Night. I only make it once a week for the Family, simply because I know red meat isn't the healthiest option. If you are not a red meat lover, you can use ground turkey for this recipe. If you have vegetarians in your family like I do, you can give the meat to the meat lovers and the rice to the veggie lovers. 

This dish is full of Persian flavor. If you like spice, this is your dish. Eat it together, bite of meat and rice. The two compliment each other and are meant to be eaten together. I personally could eat just a big bowl of the spicy rice! 

Gluten-Free Persian kebabs with Spiced Basmati Rice
Adapted from

Persian Beef Kebabs
1 cup tortilla chip crumbs
2 lbs ground sirloin
1 sweet onion, grated
1/2 tablespoon sea salt
The juice of one lemon
1 teaspoon baking powder
pinch of pepper
1 teaspoon of turmeric
½ teaspoon saffron, ground

Turn on your barbeque to medium heat.

Add chip crumbs, sirloin, onion, salt, lemon, baking powder, pepper, turmeric and saffron. Add ground beef and mix thoroughly.
Shape the meat around your kebabs. Place on the grill.

Grill the kebab, turning once, until meat is browned on the surface.I would give you a time, but since every grill heat is different, just watch your meat. 
The meat should easily slip off the sword after baking.

Spiced Jasmine Rice
1 1/2 cups Jasmine rice
4 green onions, sliced
1 red pepper, diced
1 jalapeno pepper, diced
pinch of saffron, crumbled
1/2 TBSP sea salt
3 cups of water

In your rice cooker add: Rice, green onions, red pepper, jalapeno pepper, saffron, sea salt. Cover and push the cook button. Your rice will be ready in approximately 20 minutes. 

To serve, pull the meat off the kebabs and serve on top of spiced jasmine rice. 

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  1. Both dishes look amazing!! I would certainly order this from you... if you would just deliver it 3000 miles away. :) Hope you're having a great weekend. :)


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