Mains, Meat

Spiced Lamb Chops with Saffron Rice & Zucchini

Cooking method:

Ninja Foodi
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Total time: 35 mins
  • Skill Easy
  • Serves 2 people

Spiced Lamb Chops with Saffron Rice & Zucchini

A 360 meal, perfect for those evenings when you are short of time but still want to eat well 

Recipe tags


  • 4 large lamb chops
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 1 tsp zaatar
  • 1/2 tsp urfa chilli or chilli flakes
  • 1 lemon, zest and juice
  • salt and pepper
  • 250g basmati rice, rinsed 
  • 300ml chicken stock
  • 2 green cardamom pods
  • Large pinch saffron
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 zucchini, cut in long diagonal  
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

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  • Step 1

    Mix garlic, olive oil, lemon juice and zest, zaatarchilli and seasoning together, place lamb chops into marinade and marinate for as long as possible.

  • Step 2

    Place the rice into the pot, along with stock, cardamom, saffron, cinnamon stick and bay leaf. Place the reversible rack in the pot, making sure it is in the higher position. Put lamb onto rack.

  • Step 3

    Assemble the pressure lid, making sure the pressure release valve is in the SEAL position. Select PRESSURE and set to HIGH. Set time to 2 minutes, select START/STOP to begin.

  • Step 4

    When pressure cooking is complete, quick release by moving the pressure release valve to the VENT position. Carefully remove lid when pressure has finished releasing.

  • Step 5

    Add zucchini to rack, placing it around the lamb, brush zucchini and lamb with 1 tablespoon of olive oil.

  • Step 6

    Close crisping lid. Select GRILL and set time to 10 minutes. Select START/STOP to begin cooking. You can turn the zucchini after 5 minutes if you think it is cooking too much.

  • Step 7

    When cooking is complete serve with an extra lemon wedge on the side