Beef Koftas with Brown Rice and Saffron Yogurt

Beef Koftas with Brown Rice and Saffron Yogurt

Serves 8
Prep time 20 minutes
Cook time 8 minutes
Total time 28 minutes
Allergy / Intolerance Amines, Artificial Addititives, Artificial Colours, Egg, Glutamates, Preservatives, Salicylates, Wheat
Suitable for Amines Challenge, Gluten Free, RPAH Elimination Diet - Amines Allowed, RPAH Elimination Diet - Low Chemical / Failsafe, RPAH Elimination Diet - Moderate Chemical
Meal type Lunch, Lunch Box, Main Dish
Misc Child Friendly, Freezable, Pre-preparable, Serve Cold, Serve Hot
Easy beef koftas with brown rice and saffron yogurt.


  • 500g beef mince
  • 1/2 Large leek (roughly chopped)
  • 1/4 cup chives (roughly chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon pear sauce
  • Salt (to season)
  • 8 skewers
  • Rice bran oil (for cooking)

To serve:

  • Saffron yogurt (Refer to recipe)
  • Brown rice


1. If using wooden skewers, soak them in water for about 6 hours before cooking, or as long as you have time for. This helps to stop them from burning.
2. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat. Line a baking tray with foil.
3. Process the leek and chives in a food processor until finely chopped. Add the mince, pear sauce and salt to season then process until the mixture is like a thick paste.
4. Divide the mixture into 8 portions. Take a portion of the mixture, and use your hands to form the meat around each skewer into a sausage-like shape. Place on the prepared tray and prepare the remaining koftas.
5. Brush the koftas with a bit of oil and place under the grill for 5 - 8 minutes, turning so it cooks on all sides, until just cooked through.
6. Serve on a bed of brown rice with saffron yogurt.


Low Chemical / Failsafe, Amines (from the yogurt)

Left over koftas can be eaten cold, sliced in sandwiches or wraps.

Refer to the recipe for saffron yogurt.

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