Mixed Greens with Lamb and Rice

this is what i made for dinner tonight and it was really good. i was unsure how it would turn out, but it was a success. i forgot to take a picture of it, but it isn't very impressive looking anyway. just read the recipe and you can probably picture how it looks. i know it doen't sound that exciting but it has really good flavour. here's the recipe...

...recipe slightly adapted from The San Francisco Chronicle Cookbook
2 pounds mixed greens, such as spinach, kale, or collard greens
1 cup water
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 onion, chopped
1 pound ground lamb
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1/4 cup rice

Wash the greens well, then place in a large pot or wok with 1 cup of lightly salted water. Cover and cook over medium-high heat until the greens are wilted. Drain, reserving 2 cups of the cooking water (if neccesary add water to make 2 cups). Roughly chop the greens.

Heat the oil in a large skillet and cook the onions until soft. Add the lamb and cook until lightly browned, breaking up the meat into pieces as you cook it. Add the tomato paste, pepper, allspice, and salt to taste. Cook 2-3 minutes.

Stir in the chopped greens, reserved cooking water and the rice. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer until the rice is cooked and all the cooking liquid is absorbed, about 17 minutes.


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