Lamb & Rice

The sauce in this recipe is a heavenly mixture of tomatoes, spices, herbs and mustard. It provides amazing flavor to the lamb as they spend up to 12 hours together in the slow cooker.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
10 hrs
Total Time:
10 hrs 15 mins
6 servings


  • 2 pounds boneless lamb shoulder

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained

  • 1 medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)

  • 6 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 serrano chile pepper, seeded (see Tip)

  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger

  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander

  • ½ teaspoon dry mustard

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • teaspoon cayenne pepper (Optional)

  • 2 cups hot cooked brown rice

  • Snipped fresh cilantro


  1. Trim fat from lamb and cut meat into 2-inch cubes. Place lamb in a 3 1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker. In a medium bowl, stir together tomatoes, onion, garlic, chile pepper, ginger, coriander, mustard, salt and cayenne pepper (if desired). Pour mixture over lamb in cooker. Stir to combine.

  2. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 10 to 12 hours. Using a slotted spoon, serve lamb over hot cooked rice. Skim fat from cooking liquid in cooker and discard fat. Drizzle liquid over lamb and rice just before serving. Garnish with cilantro.


Tip: Because chile peppers contain volatile oils that can burn your skin and eyes, avoid direct contact with them as much as possible. When working with chile peppers, wear plastic or rubber gloves. If your bare hands do touch the peppers, wash your hands and nails well with soap and warm water. For more heat, include the chile pepper seeds.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

330 Calories
12g Fat
21g Carbs
32g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 330
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 32g 64%
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 101mg 34%
Sodium 321mg 14%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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