Sabanekh and Rice (Spinach stew spinach
with minced meat)
1 kg fresh spinach, washed and roughly chopped
500g minced lamb, or beef
1 onion chopped
1/4 cup pine nuts
3 cloves of garlic crushed
1 tbs. ground coriander
1 cup fresh coriander chopped
1/4 tsp. mixed spices
3 tbs. lemon juice
1 cup water or stock
Salt & pepper
4 tbs. oil
Heat 2 tbs. of oil in a pan, fry the nuts until
brown. Remove with a slotted spoon. Add onions to the
same pan, fry for 5 minutes, add the meat, half the
spices, pinch of salt and pepper, and continue frying
until the meat is well cooked.
Heat the rest of the oil in a saucepan. Add garlic,
ground coriander. Stir for 1 minute.
Add half of the meat mixture, fresh coriander, and
the spinach. Cover and simmer on low heat till the
spinach start releasing its juice, add water or stock,
lemon juice, spices, a pinch of salt and pepper.
Cook on low heat for 1/2 hour. Serve with rice,
sprinkled with the rest of the meat mixture, and nuts.