Stir-Fried Lamb, Veges and Mixed Rice

, from Issue #74. September, 2017
Photography by Josh Griggs.
Stir-Fried Lamb, Veges and Mixed Rice

This recipe comes together in a matter of minutes, so have all the serving ingredients prepped, cooked and ready to go. Keep the pan very hot as it’s imperative that you don’t overcook the lamb.

Serves: 4


2 tablespoons oyster sauce
2 tablespoons kecap manis
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
¼–½ teaspoon chilli flakes
3 lamb shortloins, sliced ½cm thick
1 large red onion, very thinly sliced
vegetable oil and sesame oil, to cook
To serve
hot cooked rice
cooked broccolini, broccoli or green beans, hot
2 raw carrots, peeled and julienned or grated
toasted sesame seeds, chilli sauce and lime wedges


Combine the oyster sauce, kecap manis, garlic, ginger and chilli flakes in a medium bowl. Add the sliced lamb and onions and turn to coat in the sauce.

Heat a non-stick sauté pan or wok with a teaspoon each of vegetable and sesame oils until very hot. Add only enough lamb/onions to fit in a single layer in the pan and cook for about 40 seconds then turn and cook for another 30 seconds. Tip into a bowl and cover to keep warm. Repeat with the remaining lamb, adding more oil between batches.

To serve: Divide the rice between shallow bowls and top with the vegetables and lamb. Scatter with sesame seeds and serve with chilli sauce and lime wedges.

Cook's note: For a super quick weeknight meal, I heat up a couple of sachets of pre-cooked, combined wild and brown rice which are available at supermarkets and food stores.