Moroccan Mince Monday ..

Monday night is netball training night in our house.
It is not the best timed training session, but I'm not really in a position to complain about this sort of minor detail.  However, given that it's all about me I really should be saying .. oops! sorry, was off on a tangent there!
Anyhoo .. to move away from me ( !! ) .. netball training is on during what would usually be dinner on a normal ( ?? ) night in our house. 
As Mr FitMum is not always home in time to finish off dinner and look after Mr 6, this is yet another day when I need to be prepared.  Dinner is made before we leave and I pack a container with the finished product for each of my constantly starving children.
Needless to say, dinner must be quick and easy to prepare, easy to eat and reheat for Mr FitMum and myself when we finally get home.  Oh, and the kids have to like it!

I thought I might share last night's fare.  It is super quick and easy and it's not too bad for your either!

Moroccan Mince and Rice

What you need ...

1 cup basmati rice
1 tablespoon olive oil
500g lamb mince
2 tbspn pine nuts
2 tbspn slivered almonds
1 tbspn Middle Eastern seasoning or Moroccan Seasoning
2 tbspn raisins
2 tbspn chopped dried apricots
2/3 cup roughly chopped fresh continental parsley
2 tbspn lemon juice

What you do ...

Cook rice following packet directions.
Heat oil in pan over medium heat.  Add mince. Cook, stirring with a wooden spoon to break up mince, for 6 to 8 minutes or until browned.
Add pine nuts and almonds.  Cook, stirring for 4 minutes or until golden.
Add seasoning, raisins and apricots.  Cook for 1 minute until fragrant.
Add rice, parsley and lemon juice.  Gently toss to combine.

* To increase the veg I sometimes add grated carrot or finely chopped capsicum, depends what I have in the fridge.


While I was at it last night I put on my Martha Stewart hat and whipped up Mr 6's birthday cake .. This was the request ...


How do you think I did?

Now, I'm off to check the pantry is full of ingredients for Mr 6's choice for birthday dinner!


Fit Mum x   

6 comments:

Carole said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Nice blog. You might like this poem about mothers. http://caroleschatter.blogspot.co.nz/2011/12/random-quotation-spot.html

Liz@LastChanceTraining said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Yummo and your cake looks amazing (and no, I couldn't do that lol)

Deb said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Love the mince recipe. I'm not a huge fan of mince but have it from time to time and I love that take on it.. plus it's easy enough for me to cook!

Fit Mum said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thanks Carole .. will check it out!

Fit Mum said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Agree with you Deb, I'm not the biggest fan of mince. But I use it sometimes because it is quick and easy. This recipe would work in the freezer too ;)

Fit Mum said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thanks Liz! He loved it! And I love doing it, weird I know because I'm not the most patient person I've known ;)