World Cup recipe: Dhruv Baker's Lamb Meatballs and Samba Rice

Published Tuesday, Jun 24 2014, 19:40 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
We may have said bye bye to the England team, but we're still all glued to the World Cup and enjoying the beautiful background of Brazil.

While our budget might not stretch to getting us over there, we can enjoy their delicious food - like this little number.

Created by Masterchef winner Dhruv Baker, it combines spicy lamb meatballs and spicy rice for an exciting and vibrant dinner.

Lamb meatballs with Brazilian samba rice

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  • 250g lamb mince
  • 1 onion (chopped)
  • 1 garlic clove (crushed)
  • Handful of chopped mint
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • Pinch of chilli powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Oil for frying
  • I pack Tilda Brazilian Samba Rice
  • Natural yoghurt, chopped herbs and lime (to serve)


1 Mix the lamb mince, chopped onion, crushed garlic clove, chopped mint, ½ tsp cinnamon and a good pinch of chilli powder together.

2 Season and mix together with your hands.

3 Form into small balls and fry in oil until golden brown.

4 Serve with piping hot rice and a dip of natural yoghurt, chopped herbs and squeeze of lime.

Prep Time

5 minutes

Cook Time

10 minutes

Nutrition Information

Serves 4

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