One pot meal - lamb shanks and rice, with wine, tomato and olive (FODMAP friendly)

One pot meal – lamb shanks and rice, with tomato, ginger, garlic and spices

One-pot-meal with lamb shanks, rice, white wine, tomato, olive and a few spices. The rice was soft, juicy, and a slightly crispy bottom. The shanks were just falling off the bones.


  • 6 lamb shanks
  • 1 onion, diced
  • a few slices of ginger, approximately 3g, minced
  • 3 clove of garlic, minced
  • 2 cups of rice (basmati or medium grain)
  • 1 x 400g tin of tomato
  • 2 cups of dry white wine
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • salt and black pepper, to taste
  • chili flake, to taste
  • cooking oil


  • Soak rice in hot water for 30+ minutes
  • Brown the lamb shanks in a large frying pan with a little cooking oil; remove and set aside
  • add some cooking oil in the frying pan, add onion, garlic, ginger; sauté until aromatic, add mustard seeds, cumin, turmeric, garam masala, chili flake, sauté briefly; add tomato, white wine, black pepper and salt to taste, bring to a simmer; add lamb shanks; simmer with a lid on for 45 minutes or until the shanks are tender
  • Add rice, add water to submerge the rice fully, bring to boil; cover with a lid; turn the heat down and simmer for 15 minutes; turn the heat off; leave it (with the lid on) for 20 more minutes before serving



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