Lamb rourou is a traditional Fijian dish that combines tender lamb with the flavours of taro leaves and coconut milk. This hearty and flavourful dish is a favourite among locals and visitors alike. Follow these step-by-step instructions to create a delicious lamb rourou right in your own kitchen.

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Ingredients needed:

– 500g lamb, cut into cubes

– 1 bunch taro leaves, washed and chopped

– 1 onion, finely chopped

– 2 cloves garlic, minced

– 1-inch piece of ginger, grated

– 1 can coconut milk

– 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

– Salt and pepper to taste

Step-by-step instructions:

  1. Heat the vegetable oil in a large pot or saucepan over medium heat. Add the chopped onion, minced garlic, and grated ginger. Sauté until the onions are translucent and fragrant.
  1. Add the lamb cubes to the pot and cook until they are browned on all sides. This will help seal in the flavours and ensure that the lamb is tender.
  1. Once the lamb is browned, add the chopped taro leaves to the pot. Stir well to combine the ingredients.
  1. Pour in the can of coconut milk and season with salt and pepper to taste. Stir again to evenly distribute the flavours.
  1. Reduce the heat to low and cover the pot. Allow the lamb rourou to simmer for about 1-2 hours, or until the lamb is tender and the taro leaves have cooked down.
  1. Stir the lamb rourou occasionally to prevent it from sticking to the bottom of the pot. If the mixture becomes too thick, you can add a little water or more coconut milk to achieve your desired consistency.
  1. Once the lamb is tender and the flavours have melded together, remove the pot from the heat. Let it sit for a few minutes to cool slightly before serving.
  1. Serve the lamb rourou hot with steamed rice, Dalo, cassava or roti bread. The combination of tender lamb, flavourful taro leaves, and creamy coconut milk will surely delight your taste buds.

Enjoy the delicious flavours of Fijian cuisine with this homemade lamb rourou recipe. It’s a hearty and satisfying dish that brings together the best of Fiji’s culinary traditions.

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