5 from 14 votes
These Easy Lamb Meatballs over Saffron Cauliflower Rice only require 10 minutes prep time and cook in one pan, making this low-carb, keto, Paleo and Whole30 compliant Mediterranean-inspired recipe a great weeknight option!
Easy Lamb Meatballs over Saffron Cauliflower Rice
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 

These Easy Lamb Meatballs over Saffron Cauliflower Rice only require 10 minutes prep time and cook in one pan, making this low-carb, keto, Paleo and Whole30 compliant Mediterranean-inspired recipe a great weeknight option!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Servings: 4
Calories: 427 kcal
Author: Laura Duffy
Ingredients
Lamb Meatball Ingredients:
  • 1 lb ground lamb
  • 1/4 cup sweet onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp Chili powder
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp Coriander
  • 2 tsp Cumin
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp Marjoram
  • 1/4 tsp Thyme
  • 1/4 tsp allspice
Cauliflower Rice Ingredients:
  • 1 lb frozen cauliflower rice
  • 1/4 cup Sweet onion, finely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp avocado oil
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 pinches Saffron threads + ¼ cup hot water
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Farenheit.

  2. Place the saffron threads in a small bowl with ¼ cup hot water. Let soak for 5 minutes to open up the flavor.
  3. Mix all spices together before adding ground lamb and onion. Use hands to mix well. Roll into meatballs and set aside.
  4. Place the cauliflower rice in a baking dish. Add the onion, salt, avocado oil and saffron in water and toss to combine.
  5. Arrange the meatballs over the cauliflower rice and roast at 400 degrees for 25 minutes.
  6. After cooking, remove the meatballs and stir to combine with the fat and juices that rendered out of the lamb meatballs into the cauliflower rice.

  7. Serve with a scoop of cauliflower rice on bottom and meatballs on top. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Easy Lamb Meatballs over Saffron Cauliflower Rice
Amount Per Serving
Calories 427 Calories from Fat 306
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 34g 52%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Cholesterol 82mg 27%
Sodium 696mg 29%
Potassium 664mg 19%
Total Carbohydrates 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 3g
Protein 21g 42%
Vitamin A 9.9%
Vitamin C 69.1%
Calcium 5.2%
Iron 18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.