Beef and Rice Mediterranean Dish

Beef And Rice Mediterranean Dish Recipe

No Photo

Have you made this?

 Share your own photo!

Elizabeth Pyrzenski


Always enjoyed the spices used in Greek dishes. This recipe reminds me of a Mediterranean takeoff of a shepherds pie with the crunch of nuts and sweetness of fruit.


☆☆☆☆☆ 0 votes

4-6 servings
20 Min
30 Min
Stove Top


Add to Grocery List

  • 1-1/2 c
    medium grain rice (water maid)
  • ·
    olive oil
  • 1 small
    red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 lb
    lean ground beef
  • 1-3/4 tsp
    allspice, divided
  • 1 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 3/4 tsp
    ground cloves, divided
  • 3/4 tsp
    ground cinnamon, divided
  • ·
    salt & pepper
  • 1/2 c
    fresh parsley, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 c
    pine nuts, toasted
  • 1/2 c
    slivered almonds, toasted
  • 1/2 c
    dark raisins

How to Make Beef and Rice Mediterranean Dish


  1. Soak the rice in cold water for 15 minutes or until easily able to flatten grain. Drain well.
  2. Heat 1 Tbsp of olive oil in cooking pot. Toss in chopped red onions. Add ground beef and cook briefly...then season wit 1-1/4 tsp allspice, 1 tsp garlic powder, 1/2 tsp ground cloves, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, salt and pepper. Stir and cook 8 - 10 mins. or until the meat is browned. Drain fat from pot.
  3. Top meat with rice. Season rice with a little salt and the rest of the spices. Add 2-1/2 cups of water and 1 Tbls. of olive oil. This should cover the rice. Turn the heat to high and bring to a boil. Let boil until the liquid has significantly reduced. Turn the heat to low, cover and let cook 20 - 25 mins. until moisture has completely been absorbed.
  4. Place a large serving platter on top of the pot and carefully flip the pot contents onto the platter. The meat is now on top of the rice. Garnish with parsley, the pine nuts, almonds and raisins.

Printable Recipe Card

About Beef and Rice Mediterranean Dish

Course/Dish: Beef
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Mediterranean
Other Tag: Healthy

Show 1 Comment & Review

24 Perfect Grilling Out Recipes

24 Perfect Grilling Out Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Grilling season is here! This is your one-stop shop for all the grilling recipes you need to make your Spring and Summer cookouts absolutely awesome!

Kicked Up Hot Dog And Hamburger Recipes To Enjoy All Summer Long

Kicked Up Hot Dog and Hamburger Recipes To Enjoy All Summer Long

Kitchen Crew

Hamburgers and hot dogs are a summer staple. When have you attended a BBQ and not been asked hamburger or hot dog when it came time for eating? After a...

22 A+ Back-to-school Recipes

22 A+ Back-To-School Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

It's time to go back, back, back to school again! Check out these quick and easy dinner recipes that the entire family (yes, we said entire family...even the picky eaters)...