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Christmas Rice

  • Cooking time30 minutes
  • Prep time10 minutes
  • Servings4 portions
recipe image Christmas Rice


  • 250 g long-grain rice, boiled
  • 200 g minced beef
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 20 ml brandy
  • 150 ml hot beef stock
  • 50 ml Altis Kalamata P.D.O. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 Tbsp raisins
  • 1 Tbsp nuts, finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp finely-chopped parsley
  • ¼ tsp turmeric
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground allspice
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • Salt
To serve
  • 1 Tbsp pomegranate seeds
  • 2 spearmint leaves, finely chopped


      1. In a deep pan, brown the mince in 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil. Add the onion and continue frying.
      2. Add the brandy and as soon as it has evaporated, add the spices and stock. Season with salt and pepper and simmer until just a little liquid remains.
      3. Then add the rice and the remaining olive oil, followed by the raisins, nuts and parsley. Stir and cook for another 5 minutes.
      4. Serve the rice with pomegranate seeds and spearmint.
      You can also use brown rice or basmati if you prefer.