Harissa Beef Kofta with Lemon Poppy Seed Rice

Harissa Beef Kofta with Lemon Poppy Seed Rice

Ready in 30 minutes Serves 1
This dish most recently appeared in My Classic (5 Meals For 1) on Sunday, February 24, 2019.


Lemon Poppy Seed Rice

  • ½ cup basmati rice
  • ¾ cup water
  • Zest and juice of ½ lemon
  • 1 tsp poppy seeds

Harissa Beef Kofta

  • ½ pear
  • 1 pack beef mince
  • 1 pack kofta spices

Spiced Yoghurt

  • 2 Tbsp yoghurt
  • 1 tsp harissa paste


  • 1 baby bok choy
  • ½ pear
  • 1 carrot

To Serve

  • 1 bunch coriander

Have Handy

  • Oil
  • Salt & Pepper


  1. Cook rice Preheat BBQ grill or hot plate to medium-high (if using). Combine all lemon poppy seed rice ingredients in a small pot and bring to the boil. Once boiling, cover with a lid and reduce to lowest heat to cook for 12 minutes. Turn off heat and steam, still covered, for 8 more minutes. Do not lift lid during cooking.
  2. Make kofta Grate first measure of pear. Combine all harissa beef kofta ingredients and ½ tsp of salt in a bowl and season well with pepper. Use a 1/3 cup measure to scoop mixture then form into kofta.
  3. Cook kofta Heat a drizzle of oil in a fry-pan on medium-high heat. Cook kofta, for 6-7 minutes, turning occasionally, until browned and cooked through. Rest, covered. Alternatively, cook on BBQ.
  4. Make dressing and slaw In a small bowl, combine yoghurt and harissa. Thinly slice bok choy; cut pear into matchsticks; grate carrot. Add to a bowl along with ½ tablespoon of harissa yoghurt and toss to combine.
  5. Serve rice on plates and top with beef kofta, slaw, a dollop of remaining spiced yoghurt and chopped coriander.

Nutritional Information

Energy 2868 kj
685 kcal
Protein 39.0g
Carbohydrate 58.6g
Fat 32.1g